sea level rise

5:25pm

Tue October 29, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Landfill expansion pits Marin environmentalists against nation's largest waste company

Karina Ioffee

If you drive north from San Francisco and through most of Marin County, you get to the town of Novato. Turn east from Highway 101 and you run into the San Pablo wetlands, now being restored after more than a century of infill. 

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4:26pm

Thu May 23, 2013
Health, Science, Environment

Getting ready for rising seas in the Bay Area

Sutro Baths on the San Francisco shoreline.
Flickr user Wally Gobetz

In 1995, the movie Waterworld predicted catastrophic changes to the earth’s sea levels, and painted a picture of the chaos that resulted when the water rose and society collapsed.

The movie was a flop. But it got one thing right: scientists say melting glaciers are already contributing to rising sea levels, and that they’ll melt faster in the next century. Changes in the Bay Area—which has over a thousand miles of shoreline—could be dramatic.

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12:00pm

Wed April 4, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

How will we adapt? Local documentarian takes on sea level rise

One of the most imminent effects of climate change is sea level rise – especially in low-lying coastal areas like the San Francisco Bay. To documentarian Claire Schoen, this story isn’t about the science of what’s going to happen. That part is settled. She says the question is how we’re going to adapt.

KALW’s Ben Trefny sat down with Schoen to discuss her latest documentary about climate change, RISE.

BEN TREFNY: What inspired you to make this documentary?

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