Bay Area Climate News from CRI – July 2017

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Los Angeles Times: Rising sea levels could be worse than suspected

Rising sea levels could be worse than suspected By Amina Khan Al Seib / Los Angeles Times 2015 High surf crashes into a sea wall at Pacific Palisades. A study finds that rising sea levels will double the risk of flooding. The effects of rising oceans on coastal flooding may be even worse than we […]

SF Chronicle: A Stormy Coastal Challenge

A stormy coastal challenge Al Seib / Los Angeles Times 2015 High surf crashes into the sea wall at Will Rogers State Beach along the Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles County. Climate change is running smack into property rights in the form of a pending law that would rein in scofflaw homeowners along California’s […]

State Water Resources Control Board: Proposed Resolution for a Comprehensive Response to Climate Change

Click here to view the draft resolution for a comprehensive response to climate change.

Court upholds protections for Arctic bearded seals based on climate change projections

Click here to read the opinion released yesterday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the ESA listing of the Arctic bearded seal based on projections that climate change would severely threaten their habitat by the year 2095. LA Times article on the matter can be read here:  

CRI Bay Area Climate News for August 2016

                 BAY AREA CLIMATE NEWS August 2016 The Big Picture Climate Change: 2 Platforms We’re Lucky Climate Change Did Not Happen Sooner David Archer’s fascinating proposal, published in Climatic Change, that we are VERY fortunate the pre-industrial CO2 level was 280 ppm in 1750. If this “background” CO2level had been substantially lower, our fossil fuel burning […]

John King’s In-Depth Article, “Rising reality”, on Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in San Francisco Bay

Rising reality By John King May 2016 Fifty years ago, Bay Area residents rallied around the call to save San Francisco Bay. Public action on an unprecedented scale reversed development tides that for more than a century had covered shallow waters with land for industrial parks and housing tracts, roadways and garbage dumps. Now the […]

RIMS 2016: Sea Level Rise Will Be Worse and Come Sooner

RIMS 2016: Sea Level Rise Will Be Worse and Come Sooner By Don Jergler | April 12, 2016 Think sea level rise will be moderate and something we can all plan for? Think again. Sea levels could rise by much more than originally anticipated, and much faster, according to new data being collected by scientists […]

Port Commission Finds Fixes to Seawall Will Cost $5 Billion

Fixes to seawall will cost $5 billion, Port Commission says Apr 12, 2016, 6:49am PDT Fixes to San Francisco’s northern seawall could cost as much at $5 billion, a new report from the Port Commission has found, and should be put in place over the next 10 years to protect the entire seafront from earthquakes and […]

Four Twenty Seven Climate Resilience News and Announcements for April 5, 2016

Climate resilience news and announcements   From the Desk of Emilie   The regulatory landscape of climate risk disclosure is evolving rapidly. The SEC just ruled in favor of shareholder efforts to promote more transparency on climate risk in ExxonMobil’s financial disclosures, while the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures published its first report last […]