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    California ordered to prepare for sea-level rise

    California ordered to prepare for sea-level rise
    Sat Nov 15, 2008

    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday ordered preparations for rising sea levels from global warming, a startling prospect for the most populous U.S. state with a Pacific Ocean coastline stretching more than 800 miles (1,290 km).

    Recorded sea levels rose 7 inches (18 cm) during the 20th century in San Francisco, Schwarzenegger said in the executive order for study of how much more the sea could rise, what other consequences of global warming were coming and how the state should react.

    California is considered the environmental vanguard of government in the United States, with its own standards for car pollution and a law to cut emissions of carbon dioxide, the main gas contributing to global warming.

    "The longer that California delays planning and adapting to sea level rise the more expensive and difficult adaptation will be," Schwarzenegger said, ordering a report by the end of 2010.

    (Reporting by Peter Henderson; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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    Might not rise much more, who knows how long temps will continue to go up and when the start of a cooling trend will start that will eventually be the next ice age.
    Seems like it happens every 20K years and it has been 15K since the last one ended and how many years do temp go down before the ice starts to form?
    Seems that they have been going up for 15K so maybe they have already started down as some places are reporting cooler temps.

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