“Dan Cayan, a researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, is investigating how climate affects changes in oceans.

Cayan pulls out the 2012 report from the National Research Council, which is the basis for California’s current sea-level rise assumptions and the predicate for the state’s coastal policies. The mid-range of its projections envisions about 3 feet of rise by 2100.

Then he carefully takes out a sheet with the new data. Cayan points at the the elaborate graphs to the updated mid-range projection— 8½ feet.”

From “California submerging: Rising seas are claiming its famed coast faster than scientists imagined,” by Julie Cart, April 25, 2017

Photograph of Pacifica, CA by Eric Cheng for The Nature Conservancy.