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Sinking Santa Cruz: climate change threatens famed California beach town

11.10.2018
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Similar challenges are sprouting up along the coast, and the golden sands and beach properties that define the state at riskOn a recent overcast October afternoon, yet another section of West Cliff Drive, the premier seafront street in Santa Cruz, California, was roped off as workers toiled to prevent it from crumbling into the Pacific Ocean.The erosion gnawing away at this prized road, and the famed surfing beaches it overlooks, is emblematic of the relentless threat that climate change poses to California's coastline. As the sea level rises and storms of growing strength smash into the coast, the golden sands and beach properties that have come to define the state are at risk. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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