Global Warming


Projections indicate a median sea level rise (SLR) of 16 inches by 2050 due to climate change. This map shows the areas in the Gallinas Watershed that are vulnerable to flooding.

Read about Global Warming & Local Effects.

Dutch help Bay Area Plan for Sea Level Rise

Living with a Rising Bay: Vulnerability and Adaptation in San Francisco Bay and on its Shoreline (BCDC) [PDF]

Climate change may alter bay growth patterns (SF Chronicle)

Climate Change and Water Resources (EPA)
– climate change has overall net negative impact on water resources and freshwater ecosystems. Learn (1) how changes in temperature, precipitation patterns, and snowmelt affect water availability, (2) how higher water temperatures and changes in the timing, intensity, and duration of precipitation may affect water quality and learn about (3) Water Resource Impacts in North America

Climate Ready Estuaries (EPA)
– EPA program to (1) assess climate change vulnerabilities, (2) develop and implement adaptation strategies, (3) engage and educate stakeholders, and (4) share the lessons learned with other coastal managers.

Taking the Heat – Bay Area Ecosystems in the Age of Climate Change (Bay Nature)

Study Halves Prediction of Rising Seas (NYT)

Statistics and Charts

Mean Sea Level Trend, Golden Gate, San Francisco (NOAA Tides & Currents)

Sea Levels Online (NOAA Tides & Currents)