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San Francisco residents adopt a small tax to help adapt and mitigate the impact of sea level rise

San Francisco Responds to the Threat of Sea Level Rise

Voters in San Francisco have taken action to combat the effects of sea level rise caused by global temperature increases. Coastlines around the world differ in how vulnerable they are to rising sea levels, and San Francisco is especially at risk for having large coastline rises in the coming decades.  San Francisco voters recently passed a small property tax, which…

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Rising sea levels will impact human infrastructure and native species along San Francisco Bay

Sea Level Rise: Adaptation Strategies for the San Francisco Bay Area

In a previous post we outlined the impacts of sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay region as a consequence of climate change. As stated in the original post, the San Francisco Bay region comprises the largest estuary on the North American west coast. The bay feeds into the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a vital waterway for the entire state’s…

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Sea Level Rise in the San Francisco Bay Region

The following is a brief paper I recently submitted as part of an assignment for the class Climate Change Literacy: Navigating Climate Change Conversations I am taking through the University of British Columbia. In this paper we are to identify and define a local phenomenon or effect of climate change – in my case sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay…

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