Monday, August 3, 2020

What Climate Change Will Do to Your City (Coronado Used as Example)


By 2300, these iconic cities could be underwater.

Last week, researchers announced that six major glaciers in West Antarctica have “passed the point of no return” and have begun “early-stage collapse.” It’s the kind of news we’ve come to expect from climate change, but the stark language and eye-popping implications made the news feel a little bit different.

- Advertisement -

To me, “collapse” and “point of no return” conjures up the mental image of humanity riding a freight train off a cliff. While those words are surely frightening, in this case the good news (if you can call it that) is that full-on collapse and the resulting 10 to 13 feet of sea level rise from an Antarctica with less ice will be a relatively slow process, at least on the scale that you or I could perceive in our lifetimes. Still, the realization that this change is now inevitable came as a shock to many of us.

Click here to read the entire Slate article and then scroll down to see the Coronado image and play with the ‘water levels’.

-----
Do You Value The Coronado Times?
Become a Paid Supporter

Keep it civil. Comments may be removed or closed if they violate Terms of Service.

Avatar
Coronado Times
Have news to share? Send tips, story ideas or letters to the editor to: manager@coronadotimes.com
Advertisement

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Nick Kato Announces Candidacy for School Board

Submitted by Nick KatoDear Friends and Neighbors,I am writing to introduce myself to you as I begin my campaign for a seat on the...

Stacy Keszei Annouces Candidacy for School Board

Submitted by Stacy KeszeiDear Fellow Coronado Residents,I am proud to announce my candidacy for Coronado Unified School District Trustee. As a Coronado Village resident,...

The Mob Comes for Crown Manor

Submitted by Ryan C.It wasn’t long after I moved to Coronado that I heard about an infamous local Facebook group. A new acquaintance of...

Whitney Antrim Announces Candidacy for School Board

Submitted by Whitney N. Antrim Dear Friends and Neighbors,I am excited to announce my candidacy for a seat on the Coronado Unified School Board. I...

NEW STORIES

Nick Kato Announces Candidacy for School Board

Submitted by Nick KatoDear Friends and Neighbors,I am writing to introduce myself to you as I begin my campaign for a seat on the...

Stacy Keszei Annouces Candidacy for School Board

Submitted by Stacy KeszeiDear Fellow Coronado Residents,I am proud to announce my candidacy for Coronado Unified School District Trustee. As a Coronado Village resident,...

Bluewater Boathouse Adds Temporary Tent City to Accommodate Outdoor Dining

Known as much for its historical charm as its fresh seafood, steaks and dining over the water, Bluewater Boathouse Seafood Grill will reopen after...

Election Season: How to Run for City Council or CUSD Board & Who’s Running

Current events are emotionally and politically charged right now. For those who are ready to take action, now is the time. Whether you want...

Whitney Benzian Reflects on City Council Experience

Whitney Benzian will not be running for reelection on the Coronado City Council, describing the difficult decision he has been thinking about for a...