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Rising seas reclaiming San Francisco’s waterfront

by on November 12, 2012

Photo by Jan Sturmann.
Photo by Jan Sturmann.

Sea level rise is an effect of global climate change. How does this work? As oceans absorb heat from carbon pollution, the waters expand. As glaciers melt, more water pours into the oceans. Climate disruption causes higher tides and storm surges. The result: more and more flooding for cities like San Francisco.

Beside the Tide is the first in a web series Bay Nature is showcasing over the next month about how the Bay Area will fare under rising oceans. The stories were produced by Claire Schoen Media. Check out our interview with Claire Schoen about her work and this project.

Claire Schoen Media is a production company that has been creating radio, film and multimedia programming for over 25 years. RISE was created by a creative team of audio and visual artists.


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TIANA DRISKER on November 14th, 2012 at 8:20 am

Great info… so we are beyond repair..? What’s more urgent ,emergency plan or stopping the cIimate change trend.?

Claire Schoen on November 14th, 2012 at 10:01 am

BOTH! We need to start adapting to the changes we can no longer halt, while getting serious about stopping greenhouse gas emissions before climate change gets to a point where we can no longer adapt to it at all.

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