USC Price School of Public Policy

Woo Analyzes How Rising Sea Levels May Affect CA

March 12, 2009

The Los Angeles Times quoted SPPD Adjunct Professor Michael Woo about how rising sea levels could affect California. “The rising sea level could be California’s version of Hurricane Katrina,” Woo said. “Taxpayers and insurance ratepayers might question their responsibility to help homeowners and businesses which knowingly build in high-risk coastal areas,” he noted. Woo is a Los Angeles planning commissioner, the story reported.