RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities
By Claire Schoen Media
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Climate change is changing human lives. Rising sea levels bring high tides and high waves to our shores. Extreme weather events cause our rivers to flood. It is no longer possible to halt all the impacts coming with climate change. It is time to start adapting to those changes that are now inevitable. RISE looks to the San Francisco Bay Area for answers. These are the stories of men and women living along the water – a fisherman, a farmer, a developer and others. We see the Bay from various perspectives. A kayaker brings us eye level to levees at the water’s edge. An urban planner considers how filling in wetlands has increased the flood risk. An architect suggests one plan that may keep the waters in check. Their responses can provide a model for people everywhere in the face of this growing global crisis.