Terra Verde

Sea Level Rise: Safeguarding the California Coast and the San Francisco Bay

Climate change impacts in California aren’t just limited to drought or wildfires. One of our most urgent concerns is sea level rise – occurring faster along the West Coast than nearly anywhere else on the planet. By the end of this century, California could experience a sea level rise greater than 9 feet, with property worth billions of dollars at risk of flooding.

In this week’s episode of Terra Verde, freelance journalist and host Amrita Gupta talks with California Coastal Commissioner Sara Aminzadeh and Letitia Grenier from the San Francisco Estuary Institute about the most sustainable adaptation measures for the coast and the Bay, and the challenges in implementing them. (Photo by Cassidy Teufel)

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