SF Examiner: Officials Weigh Options for Protecting SFO, Other Airports from Sea Level Rise

  • by BPC Staff
  • on October 4, 2013

Officials weigh options for protecting SFO, other airports from sea level rise 


How will California’s shipping ports, infrastructure and airports be affected by rising sea levels, and what can be done to protect them?

Those questions will be asked during the third in a series of hearings hosted by Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, and the Assembly Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy.

A previous hearing, held in Half Moon Bay, addressed the effects of rising sea levels on the state’s agriculture, fishing and tourism industries. It featured representatives from the affected industries, along with scientists from various fields who are studying the effects of rising sea levels and ocean acidification.

Gordon said the list of speakers for the Oct. 25 hearing in Long Beach has not been finalized, but Caltrans is among the organizations invited. He said numerous California bridges, roads and freeways might be affected.

Read the whole article HERE