SF Global Warming Projection

Some scientists say that global warming acceleration may raise sea levels by 20 feet by the year 2100. This map shows how Downtown San Francisco may be affected should the water rise 20 feet. As you can see, our condo (the red square) would be clearly underwater should this come to pass. We will be sure to divest this condo to ensure that it doesn’t become part of the Gonzalez estate, unless we also bequeath a boat to go with it. I would like to think that our heirs would have homes on Russian Hill or Nob Hill by then and they wouldn’t be swimming. But, it is clear that we really need to take what is happening to our environment seriously. Otherwise, future generations will have a lot less of the world to enjoy if all coastal cities are encroached upon by rising water.

3 Comments »

  1. Oh, quit your whining. The Army Corps of Engineers will build levees along China Basin and protect the city from flooding. What could _possibly_ go wrong with surrounding your below-sea-level city with levees?

    #1 by Larry O’Brien — March 24, 2006 @ 9:46 am

  2. hey, daily nugget! i know i speak for many when i point out it is great to see that those of us who live west of highway 1, or south of (approximately) 16th street are in so little danger from rising waters that we don’t even need to be *on* the map! phew! what a relief. (can you tell that i’ve been trying to find a map of rising waters effect on *all* of san franciso since seeing gore’s movie? grrr.)

    #2 by peg — June 11, 2006 @ 7:45 pm

  3. here’s your map
    http://flood.firetree.net/?ll=37.7753,-122.4067&z=3

    #3 by steve — April 4, 2007 @ 7:48 pm

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