An Integrated Regional Climate Strategy: An Impossible Dream?

Created: 8/24/2011 -


One of the most publicized impacts of global warming is a predicted acceleration of sea level rise. Water levels in San Francisco Bay could rise by 1.4 meters by the end of this century and flood over 330 square miles of low-lying shoreline property and $60 billion of property. The San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission has formulated a broad outline of a comprehensive strategy for addressing climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to sea level rise in the Bay Area region.

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The Center for Climate Sciences at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory serves to advance our understanding of Earth’s climate system, enhance our ability to predict its change, and enable and communicate the multi-disciplinary climate science research of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.


Community / Local
Sector Addressed
Disaster Risk Management
Land Use Planning
Water Resources
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy
Natural Resource Management / Conservation
Reduce local climate or related change
Infrastructure, Planning, and Development
Infrastructure retrofitting and improvements
Transportation: retrofitting and improvements
Water supply: retrofitting and improvements
Community Planning (developing climate-smart communities)
Governance and Policy
Develop / implement adaptive management strategies
Target Climate Changes and Impacts
Air temperature
Infrastructure damage
Salinization / Saltwater intrusion
Sea level rise
Storms or extreme weather events
Habitat/Biome Type