Visualizing Sea Level Rise Event on 4/22 in Oakland

Visualizing Sea Level Rise Event Saturday, April 22 – 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Jack London Square, Oakland 333 Broadway Click here for directions.   This Earth Day, join CESP to raise awareness about the devastating impacts of sea level rise due to climate change. Hold up a fabric panel or pennant to show where […]

Latest OPC Report to Serve as Guidance for State and Local Planning Efforts Along California Shorelines

This week, the Ocean Protection Council (OPC) released their latest findings on sea level rise in a report entitled, “Rising Seas in California: An Update on Sea-Level Rise Science”. The OPC report was requested by the California Ocean Protection Council and the California Natural Resource Agency in collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Planning and […]

State of California Science Report on Rising Sea Level Projections

Link to science report: http://www.opc.ca.gov/webmaster/ftp/pdf/docs/rising-seas-in-california-an-update-on-sea-level-rise-science.pdf   Link to press release: http://resources.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Climate-Experts-Release-Latest-Science-on-Sea-Level-Rise-Projections-to-Support-California-Policy-Guidance.pdf

Spotlight on Emerging Environmental Risks for the San Francisco Bay

This week Bay Planning Coalition held a sold out Expert Briefing event on Emerging Environmental Risks for the San Francisco Bay Area. (The agenda and presentation slides are available here.)   Below is a recap of the topics addressed by the three expert panelists: Robert Battalio, Environmental Science Associates Scott B. Birkey, Cox, Castle & Nicholson LLP Ed Morales, […]

BPC EXPERT BRIEFING: Emerging Environmental Risks for the San Francisco Bay

Emerging Environmental Risks for the San Francisco Bay Thursday, March 30, 2017 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Marsh Risk & Insurance Services San Francisco, CA CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PROGRAM CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PRESENTATION SLIDES (PDF) Join us for an Expert Briefing about the potential impacts of sea level rise to the […]

Visualizing Higher Sea Levels with King Tides

It has been told that there was a year when BPC’s Annual Members Meeting and Luncheon fell on the same day as a king tides day, and that the view of these tides, seen from the St. Francis Yacht Club, was quite a sight to see. Unfortunately, our Luncheon missed the mark by just a […]

BCDC Commission Public Workshop 5, Rising Sea Level

Click here to view the meeting notice for the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission on December 1, 2016

Sea Level Rise: Call to Action for Region’s Tech Companies

A mid-range projection from the National Research Council estimates nearly three feet of sea level rise in the Bay by the year 2100. If such projections are realized, many built environments on the Bay’s shoreline are endangered of being flooded, including roads, sewage treatment plants, and airports. Measure AA, passed in June 2016 with 69% […]

Measure AA passed. Now what?

On June 7, Measure AA, a ballot initiative first endorsed by Bay Planning Coalition in May 2014, passed with 69.08% of the vote. It was on the ballot in the nine Bay Area counties where it creates a $12 per parcel tax that will raise $500 million over the next 20 years that will be […]

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 […]