WANT TO FIGHT SEA LEVEL RISE? LOOK TO SAN FRANCISCO’S OCEAN BEACH

·         Matt Simon

Want to Fight Sea Level Rise? Look to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach

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MOST MORNINGS WHEN I step out of my San Francisco apartment, I hear the waves, the seagulls, and occasionally kids yelling out the window across the street. But over the past few weeks, the murmur of Ocean Beach has been cut with a low mechanistic rumble. Walk a few blocks and pop your head over the sand dunes and you’ll find the culprits: orange-yellow tractors piling sand into dump trucks, which caravan three miles south and spit out the sand—50,000 cubic yards, or 75,000 tons, of it in total—back on the beach…