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Is climate change amplifying wave size on the Central Coast? UCSB oceanographer weighs in

Shell Beach in San Luis Obispo County.
Photo by Amanda Wernik.
Shell Beach in San Luis Obispo County.

Rising temperatures and melting glaciers are causing sea levels to go up, and that's cranking up the power and size of ocean waves along California's coast.

KCBX’s Amanda Wernik spoke with Oceanographer and Professor at the UC Santa Barbara Marine Science Institute Libe Washburn about how climate change is affecting waves here on the Central Coast.

Amanda Wernik is a reporter and substitute announcer at KCBX. She graduated from Cal Poly with a BS in Journalism. During her time at Cal Poly, she worked as a news anchor for KCPR Radio and as an intern for the CJ Silas Show on ESPN Radio.
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