Robert C. Ritchie

August 29, 2022


Much has been made of the coming armageddon when California will be pounded by rain for a whole month as a monster Pineapple Express will send […]
June 8, 2022

Oceans and Sand

Ocean day arrives with a recent mixed press.  Perhaps the most important is the story in the New Yorker that we are running out of sand.  […]
March 21, 2022


Spring Break is upon us and given the different schedules it will last for roughly six weeks.  For college age students it is the opportunity to […]
March 4, 2022

The news just keeps getting worse

For home owners on the coast the news just keeps getting worse.  The 2022 Sea Level Rise technical Report from NOAA is a scary document.  It […]
January 28, 2022

Now this is sea level rise!

The California Coastal Commission has a great deal of authority when it comes to issues relating to the coast.  So when it approves guidelines they attract […]
December 13, 2021

Sea level rise in unexpected places

In the United States we pay attention to our own problems and sometimes ignore difficulties elsewhere.  After writing about sea level rise in America and the […]
November 4, 2021

Things Come True

As an historian who has worked mostly in the 17th century it is a little unreal to find something you have written about in the daily […]
October 1, 2021

Burkini and the Pop Up Tent

For modest women the world over there is always a problem in going to the beach.  Few beaches now have changing cabins that used to be […]
August 27, 2021

Old British Resorts live again

For someone who is used to working in 17th century materials it comes as a shock when you discover one of the problems regarding writings on […]