As I was saying above, I make so bold as to note that once again, looking for a sign of climate change at the Oregon coast, I can’t find any. That’s not to say there aren’t any. But in terms of sea level, if there’s been a change over the last 20 years or so, it’s too subtle to […]
Stepping out on the beach near the mouth of the Yachats River on Friday, I was astonished at the number of seagulls gathered there in two gigantic flocks. And I was encouraged at the slow — nay, imperceptible — pace of the rise in the sea level we hear so much about.
So here I am on the Oregon coast, once again keeping an eye on the sea level in case it is rising because of climate change. and I barely escape having the sea soaking my socks. So yeah, it must be rising faster than I thought.
You can go to the Oregon coast on a November weekend and look at the stormy weather, but you can’t escape from the world. So you keep wondering about the proper response to the murderous rampage in France.
One of these days, this little street on the coast is going to fall down on the beach below unless something drastic is done. It’s an example of coastal erosion, which is a normal thing and perfectly fine unless you build a street, or even houses, very close to the edge of a seaside cliff.