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San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines Project

California State Coastal Conservancy

An educator might use this resource to:

get more information on the San Francisco Bay Living Shorelines Project, which is demonstrating the potential of establishing native eelgrass and oyster beds to protect the San Francisco Bay shoreline while creating biologically rich and diverse habitat that is resilient to changing environmental conditions. This project has the benefit of not only increasing wildlife diversity but also decreasing energy from wave action, which reduces shoreline flooding and erosion.

Resource type: Other

Energy Maps of California

California Energy Commission & California Public Utilities Commission

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explore the cost, locations, and market of solar in the Bay Area.

Resource type: Data visualization, Solution-oriented information

San Francisco Climate & Health Profile

San Francisco Department of Public Health

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learn about the public health consequences of climate change at the local level and improve climate change preparedness and resilience in San Francisco. The report covers the following areas of human health: Extreme Heat, Cold Snaps, Sea Level Rise, Extreme Storms, Drought, Income Loss, Food Insecurity, Mental Health, and Rodent and Vector-Borne Disease.

Resource type: Research papers and reports

SF Bay Area Carbon Footprint Map

Cool Climate Network, U.C. Berkeley

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see the level of greenhouse gas emissions per household in the Bay Area, which varies by household income, household size, home size and location, and other factors. Compare emissions data across cities within the region, using U.S. Census block data, and check out the tabs to see a more detailed breakdown of emissions within the five key sectors of transportation, housing, food, goods and services.

Resource type: Data visualization

Projected Evolution of California's San Francisco Bay-Delta-River System in a Century of Climate Change

James E. Cloern, et al.

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get a sense of how California's San Francisco Estuary-Watershed will be affected by climate change based on quantitative projections and the implications for adaptation strategies.This report sheds light on the strong links between climate warming and changes in availability of fresh water; risks to humans from coastal flooding and storms; and alterations to biological diversity and productivity of aquatic ecosystems.

Resource type: Research papers and reports

Rising to the challenge: Will tidal marshes survive rising seas?

The National Estuarine Research Reserve

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learn more about the role that tidal marshes play in adapting to and assisting with resilience to sea level rise. This report examples data collected at 16 tidal marsh sites, including some in California and in the Bay Area, that are part of the National Estuarine Research System. This is the first ever national-scale comparison of marsh resilience to sea level rise.

Resource type: Solution-oriented information, Research papers and reports

Rising Seas in California: An Update on Sea Level Rise Science

California Ocean Science Trust, California Ocean Protection Council Science Advisory Team

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get a synthesis of the current state of the science on sea level rise, including probabilistic estimates of the rates of sea level rise at each of the three selected tide gauges: Crescent City, San Francisco and La Jolla.

Resource type: Research papers and reports

Health Cobenefits and Transportation-Related Reductions in Greenhouse Gas Emissions in the San Francisco Bay Area

American Journal of Public Health

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examine how different travel scenarios, from active transport options to driving low-emission automobiles, affect human health, safety, and greenhouse gas emissions. In this study, researchers look at the population of the San Francisco Bay Area to quantify these health impacts. The conclusion of the study finds that increased physical activity associated with active transport could generate a large net improvement in population health.

Resource type: Research papers and reports

Yale Climate Opinion Maps

Yale Program on Climate Change Communication & the George Mason Center for Climate Change Communication

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look up local public opinions of climate change by county and metro areas like San Francisco Bay Area. Users can access public opinion data gathered between 2008 and 2016 to see how their communities answered questions related to their climate change beliefs, risk perceptions, behaviors, and policy support.

Resource type: Data visualization

Adapting California's Ecosystems to a Changing Climate

Elizabeth A. Chornesky et al., published in BioScience

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show their audiences the significant efforts underway to translate improved understanding of how climate change is altering Bay Area ecosystems and find practical actions for sustaining ecosystem functions and benefits. The fourth case study, in particular, looks at the benefits of open space conservation as an adaptation solution for the Bay Area uplands.

Resource type: Research papers and reports