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  1. The Effects of Rising Sea Levels on the California Coast

  2. Rapidly Rising Tides • 4 to 5 meter increase in sea level by the year 2100. • 480,000 California residents will be displaced. • We can expect $100,000 worth of damage in California alone.

  3. Factors of Rising Tides • Increase in world population creating a high demand for food, water and energy. • Scientific and technological revolution has lead to unexpected consequences. • “Old habits + old technology = predictable consequences vs. old habits + new technology = dramatically altered consequences.” (Gore) • Thinking that our actions have no consequences.

  4. What To Expect in the Bay Area • Reasons for rising tides • Communities that will be affected • What can we expect? • How high will the bay rise? • Erosion • Preventative Measures

  5. Effects of Rising Tides on Shoreline Birds • Northern California Coast • San Francisco Bay • Central California Coast • Pismo Beach • Snowy Plover • Beach Sectioning • What’s the big deal?

  6. Diablo Canyon Fun Facts • 1 of 2 functioning nuclear power plants in California • First opened in 1985 • Most efficient and safest in nation • Supplies electricity to over 3 million homes in Northern and Central California • Has annual economic impact of over $600 million, $160 million locally • Employs over 1,200 full time workers • Largest private employer on the central coast • Located right on the coast in Avila Beach

  7. Effects of the Rising Tides on the Plant • It will flood, which may not sound that bad…but that will lead to…

  8. Oh No! What’s Gonna Happen if it Floods? • The plant will become inoperable. • Nuclear waste will be released into our environment causing a variety of problems from birth defects to death within 1 to 2 days of exposure. • 1,200 full time jobs will be lost. • 3 million homes will be without electricity. • Drastic decrease in local economy.

  9. Oh No! What’s Gonna Happen if it Floods? • The plant will become inoperable. • Nuclear waste will be released into our environment causing a variety of problems from birth defects to death within 1 to 2 days of exposure. • 1,200 full time jobs will be lost. • 3 million homes will be without electricity. • Drastic decrease in local economy.