S.T.O.P. COASTAL CLIMATE CHANGE
BY THE YEAR
We will loose approx. 50-100 feet of beach in many areas of San Diego County due to sea level rise.
Percent of the planet's warming over the past 50 years that has been absorbed by the ocean.
People currently living the Maldives, whose homes are projected to be completely underwater by the year 2100.
Sea level rise,
Temperature rise, &
Prevention and adaptation
Raise awareness on social media!
To prevent further drastic changes to our ocean, waves, and beaches by reducing emission of greenhouse gases and to adapt responsibly to changes already occurring.
Climate change is caused by greenhouse gases (GHGs) that trap heat in our atmosphere.
What are the primary sources of the greenhouse gas emissions that are causing Sea level rise, Temperature rise, and Ocean acidification?
- Electricity and Heat Production
- Agriculture, Forestry, and Other Land Use
- Other Energy
CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE OCEAN
What are the primary threats to our ocean, waves, and beaches caused by human-induced climate change?
Sea level rise
Sea levels are projected to rise by at least one vertical foot in San Diego by 2035. This will result in 50-100 feet of beach loss and will be further exacerbated by high tides and more severe storms.
Ocean warming, due to increasing heat-trapping Co2 is causing coral bleaching and reef die-off, thus damaging reef breaks and marine life.
Ocean acidification is the decrease in the pH of the water caused by excess Co2 in the atmosphere, disrupting shell calcification and impacting the global ecosystem.
WAYS YOU CAN HELP
Drive as little as possible and drive the most fuel-efficient vehicle you can afford! Carpool and combine trips whenever you can.
Reduce your emissions by eating less meat, choosing plant-based options when possible, limiting dairy, choosing sustainable seafood, and avoiding palm oil.
Consume less energy: Dry clothes in the sun, turn off the AC, have “unplugged” tech-free days, buy a solar powered phone charger. Take short showers, use rain barrels and recycle grey water.
Only buy things you need, buy secondhand whenever you can, and swap boards, wetsuits, and clothes with other people in your community.
Research politicians to make sure those you vote for take action against climate change! Come to a Committee Meeting, every second Wednesday of the month. Share your efforts on social media #CutCarbonForTheCoast.
Let’s take a look at what passing the 400 ppm mark means for our Ocean’s future…read more
Join our STOP Committee for a fun day of bikes, beer and climate change awareness!read more
Join Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter for our next quarterly chapter meeting from 6:30-8:30 on Wednesday, April 20th at Karl Strauss Brewing Company! This social gathering is a great way to meet other Surfrider supporters in the community and find out how...read more