News and Video
- California King Tides Initiative Report
- KQED's QUEST: Rough Waters for Sea Level Rise Planning
- Action Needed to Manage Climate Change Risks; U.S. Response Should be Durable, but Flexible
- Climate Change Hits Home
- State of California Sea Level Rise Interim Guidance
KRCB presents the history and future of the Bay in a new series called “Around the Bay with Will Travis,” Executive Director of BCDC.
In Episode 2, Will Travis addresses how rising seas have affected the Bay.
- Using the Public Trust Doctrine to Adapt to Climate Change in San Francisco Bay [ pdf, 639KB]
- Sea Level Rise [ pdf, 2.96MB]
Predications and Implications for San Francisco Bay - December 1987 - Revised October 1988
- Analysis of a Tidal Barrage at the Golden Gate
- Action Approving the Bay Area Regional Agency Climate Protection Program
- Summary report to Commission
- On March 10, 2009, the Pacific Institute released a report prepared for the State of California, which estimates that 480,000 people, a wide range of critical infrastructure, vast areas of wetlands and other natural ecosystems, and nearly $100 billion in property along the California coast are at increased risk from flooding from a 1.4-meter sea-level rise if no adaptation actions are taken. Two-thirds of the property at risk rings San Francisco Bay.
- The Commission received a briefing from Ellie Cohen, the Executive Director of PRBO Conservation Science, on the impacts of climate change on the Bay Area’s ecosystem [ pdf, 2.9MB].
- Climate watch: California at the Tipping Point
- Going UP: Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay
Scientists say it's no secret San Francisco Bay is rising, along with all of the earthıs oceans. The reason -- global warming. This rise in sea level will affect everyone who lives, works, or plays near the bay. QUEST asks how high will the Bay rise and when? And what steps can communities take to plan for it?
- PBS Program: Need To Know
Episode: Climate Change at the Doorstep
The city of Norfolk, Virginia, is already experiencing the effects of sea-level rise. Streets that used to flood only occasionally now fill with sea-water every time there's a full-moon. Need to Know reports on how one American city is dealing with a problem that may soon be on all our doorsteps.