Baykeeper Updates Related to Climate Change

Blog Post: June 15, 2017
President Trump recently announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord. This historic agreement, reached by 195 countries in 2015, sets targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and limiting the rise in average global temperatures. By withdrawing, the U.S....
Blog Post: April 19, 2017
President Trump has issued another executive order to weaken environmental protections—this time, to undo policies curbing climate change. If implemented, this executive order would roll back limits on carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, exacerbating global warming.   Baykeeper and...
Blog Post: December 15, 2015
The United Nations Climate Conference, or COP21, recently concluded with the adoption of an ambitious global agreement on climate change. Baykeeper was represented at the climate talks by Advisory Board Members Marc and Sheila Andrus; Sara Aminzadeh, director of our statewide coalition, California...
Blog Post: August 21, 2013
Scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have issued a report on the threats of climate change to 28 key estuaries around the nation. The agency’s research found that San Francisco Bay is one of six estuaries most sensitive to the effects of climate change. Estuaries...
Monthly Column: February 1, 2012
In the not-too-distant future, Sausalito and Marin City streets could be underwater twice a day. High tides could regularly overflow onto San Francisco’s Embarcadero. Around San Francisco Bay, storm drains will run in reverse, with salt water backing up in low-lying communities. Frequent...
Blog Post: December 12, 2011
Please join us for the 2nd Annual California King Tides Photo Initiative this winter. To participate, grab your camera and take photos around the Bay and local coast during flooding from extreme high tides December 23-24, January 20-22 and February 7-9. King tides occur when the gravitational pulls...
Blog Post: December 9, 2011
Last night KQED aired the first in a two-part series on the prospects of sea level rise in the Bay. The series is entitled RISE and includes interviews from scientists, policy makers and citizens likely to be impacted by sea level rise. Parts 2 and 3 of the series air January 12 and February 9,...
Featured Stories: October 26, 2011
On October 6, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) unanimously approved an amendment to the Bay Plan to address sea level rise in the Bay due to climate change. The amendment requires future development around San Francisco Bay to consider the potential for sea level rise and plan...
Blog Post: October 6, 2011
This afternoon the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) unanimously approved an amendment to the Bay Plan which addresses climate change - with specific focus on sea level rise adaptation. Baykeeper has been an active proponent of the amendment, submitting multiple comment letters,...
Blog Post: June 14, 2011
The debate continues between private developers and environmentalists over a proposal by the Bay Conservation and Development Commission that calls for development around the Bay to recognize sea level rise and plan accordingly. The Commission has postponed a final vote until October, pending...

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