Terra Verde

Terra Verde – Responding to Sea Level Rise on the San Francisco Bay

According to recent estimates, we can expect 48 inches of sea level rise on the San Francisco Bay by 2120. With that will come displacement of low-income residents, loss of vulnerable shoreline habitat, significant impacts on infrastructure, and an increased contamination risk from more than 1,000 known or suspected contaminated industrial sites around the Bay. Yet the Bay Area doesn’t yet have a coordinated plan to respond to sea level rise.

Terra Verde host and Earth Island Journal Managing Editor Zoe Loftus-Farren discusses sea level risk, natural adaptation solutions, and the importance of regional planning with Julie Beagle, Senior Scientist with the San Francisco Estuary Institute’s Resilient Landscapes Program and Sejal Choksi-Chugh, Executive Director of San Francisco Baykeeper

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