Surfers on a beach near the NRG El Segundo power plant in El Segundo, Calif. One study predicts that with limited human intervention, 31 percent to 67 percent of Southern California beaches could completely erode back to coastal infrastructure or sea cliffs by the year 2100, with sea-level rises of 3.3 feet to 6.5 feet. (AP/John Antczak)

California Communities Facing Rising Sea Level Sue Big Oil For Damage Done

According to the lawsuit, fossil fuel companies “engaged in a coordinated, multi-front effort to conceal and deny their own knowledge of climate-change related threats.