January 21, 2023
In September 2020, the Marin County Civil Grand Jury published a report, “Climate Change: How Will Marin Adapt?”
Global warming has had a significant impact on sea level rise. In the past 100 years, water levels have risen 8 inches in the bay. In Marin, if the sea-level rise were 10 inches, 700 buildings and 8 miles of bay roads would be affected.
From 1895-2018 the average temperature increase was 2.3 degrees Fahrenheit.
These changes affect drought, water, wildfires, our landscape, our gardens, and public health.
This report discusses what the county, cities, and towns of Marin can do to address climate change. “Mitigation” will reduce greenhouse gas emissions; “adaptation,” e.g., the construction of sea walls, will guard against the consequences of climate change.
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