Thursday, October 8, 2020

Imperiled Islands of the San Francisco Bay

Climate change and sea level rise are not going away, even as we cope with everything else. That is why, when my editor Alec MacDonald and I discussed topics for the October/November issue of Bay Area Monitor, we settled on the effects of sea-level rise on the islands in the San Francisco Bay islands that I love, either those we all visit like Angel Island, or those we look at from afar by land or ferry, knowing they are vital habitat for birds.

There is no topic more important than climate change. We need to see it and think about it. We need to make changes now for our kids, our grandkids, and all the young adults who feel adrift about their future.

That's why I wanted to write about the islands in the bay and how they will be affected by sea-level rise. This is home for us and we need to look at the changes that are coming with eyes wide open. Read the article here.

Photo courtesy of the Angel Island Conservancy.