The desal plant would be easy to move, the decommissioned nuclear plant much harder. Funny thing about San Diego, though: It's very hilly with lots of the city up on mesas. Sea level could rise 30 feet and it would not flood much of the city. Along the coast, there are a lot of cliffs with the houses starting 50-400 feet above the beach. La Jolla Shores and Mission Valley would flood, but La Jolla proper, North Pacific Beach, Clairmont, Linda Vista, Balboa Park, etc. would all be fine. The areas that would be lost would mostly be places where people pay premiums to be close to the beach.

If you look at elevations in the central valley, Sacrament would be beach front property, Stockton would be gone. but by the time you got to Modesto, it would be fine.

I love Don Marquis. Archy and Mehitabel was one of the first adult books I ever read.


We're flying electric helicopters on Mars yet you can't turn on your clothes dryer in Texas. That's because scientists are in charge of Mars, and Republicans are in charge of Texas.