Join the conversation as host Ethan Elkind and guests discuss new reports indicating that sea levels may be rising at a faster pace than predicted. Are popular destinations like the Ferry Building and essential infrastructure like the airport in danger of flooding? What parts of the Bay Area are at the greatest risk, and what is being done to protect against the dangers posed by accelerated sea level rise?
Letitia Grenier, Senior Scientist with the San Francisco Estuary Institute.
Gil Kelley, Director of Citywide Planning, San Francisco Planning Department and Co-Chair of San Francisco's Sea Level Rise Coordinating Committee.
Will Travis, Consultant, writer, teacher and speaker on climate change, and former executive director of the San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.
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