Pacific Institute, the environmental research institution, has issued THE IMPACTS OF SEA-LEVEL RISE ON THE CALIFORNIA COAST.
Brief summary of 100+ page report is:
- This is cause $100 billion in damage to California.
- Below damage analysis by the county,
|County||Potential Cost ($Billion)||People Affected|
Well, I live in Marina neighborhood in San Francisco, a few blocks to SF bay and have been attracted ocean front real estate (who wouldn't?), this is very important topic. Luckily, in Marina neighborhood, while Marina Blvd might be damaged, my house seems to be ok!
- Low-laying area in San Rafael in Marin county.
‐ Wetland from Novato in Marin county to Vallejo in Fairfield county.
- Low-laying area in Huntington Beach in Orange county.
‐ Venice and Marina Del Rey in Los Angeles county.
One of the key attraction of living in California is proximity to ocean. Ocean front real estate will continuously be highly sought after (at least while we are alive!). I think the most important take away from this research is vulnerability of existing low-laying area and its surrounding. So check out this map from Pacific Institute and make sure that your property is on solid land.