SV411 EP017 Coastal Warning + Gary Griggs

ON THE BEACH: Gary Griggs’ new book, ‘Coasts in Crisis,’ exposes the fragile state of the Earth’s shorelines.

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.”

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