Nearly half of the humans on this sweet planet—three billion and counting—live in Earth’s coastal zones. But between 2000 and 2010, new building permits were issued at a rate of 1,355 per day in shoreline counties across the U.S. Increasing coastal development is setting the stage for a precarious future. Indeed, we’ve already begun to see its impact.
This week on the podcast, we talk with Gary Griggs, longtime UCSC professor and the author of a new book, “Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge.”
Also: We discuss upheaval on the Alum Rock School Board, the South Bay’s top political mercenary, Deanna Santana, football and, naturally, “The Big Lebowski.”