Permanently Temporary: Living with Rising Seas

The reality of permanent change along the shoreline is starting to slowly sink in. Recent studies indicate that vulnerability to changing tides is starting to be reflected in property markets around the country. And now cities are grappling with how to build roads, airports and other infrastructure for a very uncertain future. How fast and how high will the tides rise? No one knows for sure but every new forecast tends to be faster and higher than scientists predicted just a few years ago. Elaine Forbes Executive Director, Port of San Francisco Nahal Ghoghaie Bay Area Program Lead, The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water Larry Goldzband Executive Director, Bay Conservation and Development Commission Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One