“An abundance of scientific studies says the bay’s average tide could climb several feet or more by 2100, with most change coming in the decades after 2050.”
John King, SF Chronicle
As sea levels continue to rise due to the melting of arctic ice, San Francisco’s waterfront will be prone to increased flooding. Already, the current sea wall floods multiple times a year due to king tides, causing bay water to submerge portions of the Embarcadero walking path and roadway. A majority of San Francisco’s job centers – the Financial District, SoMa, and Mission Bay – are located on or near this vulnerable waterfront.
- A Regional Response to the bay’s encroaching waters, SF Chronicle, May 2016
- Why Cities Are the Solution to Global Climate Change, c40
- (Videos) Climate Change: Oh, It’s Real. TED Talks Playlist
- (Video) The World’s First Comprehensive Plan to Reverse Global Warming, Paul Hawken, What’s Now: San Francisco, March 2017