The CAAP report tackles most of the things that can go wrong in Long Beach from climate change, and recommends steps to take to lessen those problems, steps that would cost hundreds of millions of dollars if they were all to be put into effect immediately.
The proposed rule would not ban people from owning gas-powered cars or selling them on the used car market. But it would end the sales of all new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in the state of nearly 40 million people.
The coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate headlines, but April 22, 2020 is also newsworthy as the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.
Protesters hoping to draw attention to climate change during the United Nations Climate Action summit this week gathered at Bixby Park in Long Beach on Friday holding signs and waving at passing motorists as part of a “global strike.”
The march will start at City Hall at noon and the rally will start at the Bixby Park at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.
Temperatures in the Long Beach region have climbed as much as 2.5 degrees Celsius, which are considered to be early warning signs of a dramatic climate shift, according to the Washington Post report.
A report released Wednesday by Center for Climate Integrity is billed as the first such study to give a dollar amount to the cost of building seawalls to protect communities against rising sea levels due to climate change.
Long Beach officials devised a timeline through 2100 to tackle issues related to a warming planet, including worsening air quality, hotter temperatures and rising sea levels.
Three of 10 shipping piers at the Port of Long Beach could be inundated with water—one of which houses a Southern California Edison substation—even in the mildest sea-level rise projections, according to an assessment risk compiled by the port.
In the 90803 ZIP code—which includes Naples, Belmont Shore and the Peninsula—the median home costs nearly $900,000. But large swaths of the area will soon be underwater, with predictions that a rapidly warming ocean will rise 6 to 22 inches by 2050 and as much 6 feet by 2100.