sea level rise

For a world of rising sea levels, a showcase of proposed solutions

In a week largely dedicated to climate mitigation at the Global Climate Action Summit, the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge presented a perspective on the pressing challenges and opportunities for adapting the Bay Area to future flooding. At a pop-up store front not far from the Bay Area...

Many Major Airports are Near Sea Level. A Disaster in Japan Shows What Can Go Wrong.

Airports around the world are some of the most prone to flooding and sea level rise, with some of the busiest airports including San Francisco International, less than 15 feet above sea level. This article highlights the threat of flooding from rising sea levels and extreme storms especially for...

Many coastal properties may be flooded out by 2045, climate report warns

The Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit science advocacy organization, has issued a report that indicates more than 20,000 homes are at risk from flooding in California. United States property valued at approximately $135 billion could be damaged or destroyed by flooding by 2045. The...

A Regional Challenge – Designing to Live with Rising Seas

Allison Brooks, BARC Executive Director, shares her thoughts on how the “Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge” is helping the Bay Area problem-solve risks of...