The White House quietly released a draft guidance telling federal agencies to consider the impact carbon dioxide emissions will have on the environment, but only in terms of the amount of CO2 emitted.'
'Climate change may flatten Santa Cruz's famed surfing waves.'
'One major source for California's surfing waves are open-ocean storms that send wave-generating swells toward the California coast. By 2100, these storms could shift, sending their swells on a course parallel to the coast rather than toward it. This change, coupled with dramatic sea-level rise, could eradicate today's surfing spots. Scientists came to these conclusions using global climate models -- complex, computer-based crystal balls that use past conditions, current trends and greenhouse gas emission scenarios to predict our climate future.'