Skip to comments.These swaths of San Francisco will be underwater in just 70 years, models suggest
Posted on 02/07/2019 1:30:30 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
In 70 years, San Francisco as we know it could look drastically different. Gentrification, development and the other forces of urban change we fret about may be mere trifles compared to the drastic effects of climate change, including the rise of sea levels and erosion, scientists say.
By 2100, rising sea levels could displace more than 480,000 people along the California coast and result in property losses upwards of $100 billion if no preventative measures are taken, according to a 2009 study by the California Climate Change Center.
The study found populations in the San Francisco Bay Area are especially vulnerable, as are people of color and low-income communities.
The projections represent a worst-case scenario for the city and represent how the landscape would look if there were no efforts to stave off the rising sea or to stem erosion. Nonetheless, as climate change accelerates, the NOAA models could prove true. Some models estimate the sea will rise by 4.60 feet in the next 100 years - nearly seven times the rate of the 20th century.
In San Francisco, tourist attractions like Fisherman's Wharf, Crissy Field and the Palace of Fine Arts will be lost to the sea, as will the Salesforce Tower, the Google offices, the San Francisco and Oakland Airports and the Ferry Building, according to the Climate Central models.
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Thank Goodness the streets will finally be cleaned..
Is that a bad thing?
And that’s a problem because...
LOL. That subject crossed my mind , that the open sewer/toilet culture will be dealt with.
Meaning “this is a wild a$$ guess as to what will actually happen, but we hope you’re terrified”.
We might need to plan another Fukishima to radiate the ocean, just in case.
An ancient king in England tried once to stop the rise of the ocean. The records should be consulted to see how successful he was.
Please don’t wait 70 years. Tomorrow would be just fine. Or this afternoon.
well in 10 years it will all be covered in sewage...
Water will be welcome to cleanse the streets
Maybe “literally flushed”.
Tell the idiots it’s true!!
I’ve been wanting cheap Marina district real estate since the quake! This could be it! They leave and sell in a panic!
Yeah Babee! Globull BS for thee, cheap land for me!
I was told in 1981 , while living in NJ, that everything 25 miles inland less would be under water by the year 2000. I had a test and this was an actual question that needed to be answered. Goebbels is alive and well within our schools, the media and progressives in the government.
Release the million gallon container of Scubbing Bubbles.
How do we speed this up?
I recently read an article that showed there has been no sea level rise in the pacific islands. I’d think they would be especially sensitive to sea level rise.
Lotsa weasel words in this. I see the word “could” used over and over, and “estimate”.
In other words, “We’re all gonna die! Maybe.”
That’s 58 years after the planet craps out.
Thinking Hot Chicks!
So much for the pooper scoopers!
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