'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.'
'One hundred years from now, people will look back and be like, ‘How did they talk about anything else, ever?’” Hayes told Daly. “‘Like, didn’t they understand they were sitting tied to train tracks with a train coming?’
'But within the lifetime of a child growing up here, all this could vanish into the Atlantic Ocean. The land that the base is built upon is literally sinking, meaning sea levels are rising in Norfolk roughly twice as fast as the global average. There is no high ground, nowhere to retreat.'