East Palo Alto Faces Rising Seas, Displacement

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MILL VALLEY, CA - DECEMBER 19: Cars pass through a flooded section of road December 19, 2002 in Mill Valley, California.  ((Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images))

Some East Palo Alto residents--who came to California after fleeing sea level rise in their Pacific Island homes--are finding they may soon be climate refugees for a second time.   More than half of the city is vulnerable to flood, with seas predicted to rise by 2 feet by the year 2050 and possibly 7 feet by 2100.  We’ll talk about KQED’s series “Fighting to Stay: Climate Solutions in East Palo Alto”


Ezra David Romero, climate reporter, KQED

Violet Saena, director, Climate Resilient Communities