The Science of Sustainability

Going UP: Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay

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Scientists say it's no secret San Francisco Bay is rising, along with all of the earth's 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?

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Rachel Silverman

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Rachel Silverman has traveled the globe producing and reporting news and public affairs programs for some of the world's leading television networks. She took two languages in high school in order to dodge the science requirement, and has been working diligently to make up for that shortcoming. Rachel is a five-time national Olympic Weightlifting Champion, and a member of the U.S. Weightlifting Hall of Fame. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their daughter.
  • Chet

    Isn't it time to think out of the box (if you're in a box). Put up a dam across the Golden gate, save the Bay and save the Delta at the same time. It's not that difficult – expensive as hell- but not that difficult. How much will rising water cost over the long term?