Using California's dramatic coast for a backdrop, this chapter helps us place California's human and physical resources, issues, problems and landscapes in a geographic perspective. We will look at two very complex and pressing issues for the state: energy and the environment. We will also look to the future on how we can rediscover, redefine and reinvent the Golden State.
Browse the list of links below to familiarize yourself with the coastal, energy and environmental issues facing California. Afterwards, test what you have learned from the links and the book with the interactive quiz.