Best of Blue Dot: California Against the Sea: a conversation with Rosanna Xia
Host Dave Schlom is joined by Rosanna Xia, environmental journalist for the Los Angeles Times to discuss her new book, California Against The Sea: Visions for Our Vanishing Coastline.
While California's beaches and coastline, all 1,200 miles of it, are iconic and part of the state's identity, they are also increasingly under threat from coastal erosion exacerbated by sea level rise and increasing wave strength due to climate change.
Xia, a Pulitzer finalist, has reported extensively on the issues confronting coastal communities from Imperial Beach in San Diego County to the rugged north coast and has translated her work into an excellent book on the issues, barriers, and possible solutions to preserving our Pacific Ocean interface.
Xia notes that it isn't just about hope, it's about taking responsibility. Find out about the places that are succeeding as well as those not yet meeting the challenges of the relentless pounding of the waves.