Climate Change Impacts, Vulnerabilities, and Adaptation in The San Francisco Bay Area: A Synthesis of PIER Program Reports

Source

Authors

California Energy Commission (CEC)

Published

2012

Description

This paper synthesizes San Francisco Bay Area-focused findings from research conducted in 2010–2012 as part of the state’s Vulnerability and Adaptation study sponsored by the CA Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) Program. Studies synthesized here show how these climate changes increase risks to society and natural ecosystems in a number of ways. Results show that depending on the vulnerability of human and natural communities, and their abilities to respond to these growing risks through adaptive changes, the San Francisco Bay Area could experience either significant impacts or maintain its resilience in the face of a rapidly changing environment.

Climate Impact Tags

Extreme heat Flooding Sea level rise Temperature Wildfire

Adaptation Planning Guide Phases

Phase 2: Assess Vulnerability

Resource Type Tags

Assessment

Topics

Extent: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Solano County, Sonoma County

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