The effects of climate change on our world are often talked about in the future tense, in abstract terms, and in places that are far from our home here in the San Francisco Bay Area. However, there is growing awareness about how climate change has already begun to impact our natural environments here in California.
In this episode, we take an in-depth look at the projected effects of climate change on California and more specifically the Bay Area. Our hosts, Maritte and Richard, reflect on an interview with Dr. Patrick Gonzalez (@pgonzaleztweet), a forest ecologist and climate change scientist at UC Berkeley as well as the Principal Climate Change Scientist for the U.S. National Park Service. Patrick spells out the projected effects of climate change here in California, such as sea level rise and rampant wildfires, and discusses the proposed plans for mitigating these effects.
If you haven't thought much about what climate change will look and feel like here in the Bay Area, this conversation is an insightful and cautionary dive into what issues we need to confront over the next 100 years to protect our beloved community. There is much work to do.
Hosts: Maritte, Richard
Produced by: Adam CG, Malcolm
Edited by: Mukta, Malcolm
Main Graphics: Ahlad
Theme Music: Echo Marine
FB: Sunrise Movement Bay Area