Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Friday, May 19, and here’s what’s happening across California:
Global warming will hit Southern California beaches hard
The effects of rising oceans on coastal flooding may be even worse than we thought. Scientists have found that a mere 10 to 20 centimeters of sea-level rise — which is expected by 2050 — will more than double the frequency of serious flooding events in many parts of the globe,...