Sea Level Rise, if Unmitigated, Will Devastate the Bay Area by 2100, Says USGS

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Low tide at the Embarcadero in San Francisco, Calif., on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.  (Photo: Lauren Hanussak/KQED)

By 2100, rising seas could put at least 600,000 coastal Californians at risk of flooding and cause over $150 billion in property damage. That's according to a new study by the U.S. Geological Survey, which estimates that Bay Area residents will constitute two-thirds of those affected statewide. We'll talk about the Bay Area communities that are particularly vulnerable to sea level rise and what can be done to mitigate its effects.

Guests:

Patrick Barnard, research geologist, USGS

Molly Peterson, science reporter, KQED News

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