San Francisco a Test Case for Coping with Rising Seas

Parts of New York and New Jersey are still reeling from Superstorm Sandy, an event that brought climate change and the threat of sea-level rise front-and-center. It’s a looming problem for all coastal cities, and one that San Francisco has been pondering since long before Sandy struck.

Along San Francisco’s western shore, the Ocean Beach Master Plan [PDF] is a kind of test case for sea-rise planning. It calls for big changes, including a strategy known as managed retreat.”

Learn more in the latest radio story from KQED Science,

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