Waterworld

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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