California ports not ready for rising seas

December 10, 2009 7:32:29 PM PST
California's sea ports are nowhere near ready for predicted rising seas linked to global warming.

Sea levels in California are expected to increase 16 inches over the next 40 years, causing near catastrophic flooding.

In Oakland, for example, the state's third largest port, highways and railroads are gravely threatened.

That's according to a report by the California State Lands Commission.

It warns that by 2100 the ocean could rise as much as 55 inches.