– NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Climatologist Bill Patzert, as quoted in the LA Times
Heavy equipment piles rocks onto the beach in front of Monterey’s Ocean House Condos 12-30-08
The LA Times has posted an article and video explaining the dynamics of beach erosion and the futility of trying to protect coastal properties in the face of rising sea levels. Their focus is on Malibu, but they might as well be talking about Monterey’s Del Monte Beach – where heavy equipment is currently at work shoring up both the Ocean House Condos and the Monterey Beach Hotel.
As mentioned in a previous post, the Ocean House Condo owners were recently ordered to pay $2.15 million to compensate the public for the loss of the beach – which their seawalls are destroying.