Projected Sea Level Rise in Santa Barbara
2100 looks a lot like 2007. In 2007, local environmental artists proposed to draw a "light blue line" showing the future (date unknown) impacts of climate change (map on the right).
Their story was based on the amount of sea level rise captured in the Greenland ice sheet. The City's report figure 12, for 2100 (on the left), looks rather similar.
We've learned a lot in 10 years. Unfortunately, we haven't learned how to effectively reduce our global carbon footprint (although the City of Santa Barbara and the State of California are working hard at this) to prevent sea level rise. Kids born today in Santa Barbara will see their beaches disappear over the decades.
- November 28, 2018: Public Workshop on Sea Level Rise Assessment