Rising Seas Threaten People and Wildlife

Photo: David Sanger

Mean sea level in the Bay rose almost 8 inches between 1900 and 2000. The State of California estimates that it will rise by as much as an additional 16 inches by 2050 and 55 inches by 2100. Watch the short video from the National Research Council for an excellent introduction to the causes and impacts of sea level rise on the west coast.

a. Sea Level Rise on the California, Oregon and Washington Coasts

b. Social Impacts of Sea Level Rise on California Coast; Pacific Institute

c. How restored marshes can help defend again sea level rise.

d. Surviving the Storm—Bay Area Council report on the economic impact of sea level rise.