Climate One presents

Rising Seas, Rising Costs

Tue Feb 11, 2014
The Commonwealth Club SF
6 pm-7 pm
$7 - $20
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Swelling sea levels used to be a concern associated with future generations and far away lands. Then Superstorm Sandy poured the Atlantic Ocean into the New York Subway. Cities and states are starting to realize they need to start planning and paying now for tides heading their way. San Francisco officials have plans to route the Great Highway inland and they need to start thinking about protecting waste water treatment plants, and other non-sexy, but vital infrastructure. Coastal armoring would help protect some city assets and private property but would create problems for neighbors up and down the coast.

Join us for a conversation about the coming costs of protecting San Franciscos way of life in a world increasingly defined by climate disruption.

Laura Tam, Sustainable Development Policy Director, SPUR
Larry Goldzband, Executive Director, Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)
Alicia Aguirre, Former Mayor, Redwood City; Member, Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Date: Tuesday, February 11
Location: The Commonwealth Club, SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, Second Floor, San Francisco
Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $20 non-member, $12 members, $7 students

Also know: The speakers and audience will be videotaped for future broadcast on the Climate One TV show on KRCB TV 22 on Comcast and DirecTV.

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  1. The Commonwealth Club SF
    595 Market Street, 2nd floor, San Francisco, CA