News stories are sprouting in many sources to tell us that the water level of the San Francisco Bay is rising. To long-time residents of the Bay area, it is hard to believe that the shoreline so familiar to many of us may change dramatically before we realize it. The San Francisco Climate Action Portal doesn’t make cheerful reading as we learn more about what must be done to preserve the Bay region from the rising waters that threaten all of us. If you want to see visual proof of the areas under siege, take a look at SPUR’s latest issue of the Urbanist. The maps there not only show the threatened areas, but also suggest various methods that could be used to reverse the damage. Time is getting short and instead of wringing our hands and worrying, it’s about time we unite to propose a plan to save our beautiful region.
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