RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities

RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities

Sun, 07/22/2012 - 9:00pm

Image by: Jan Sturmann 

Rising water levels are changing the lives and landscapes of the San Francisco Bay area. RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities, a three-part series premiering Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370/FM-HD91.5-2, features issues with rising sea levels and high tides specifically in the San Francisco Bay area. Extreme weather events are causing rivers to flood. It is no longer possible to halt all the impacts of climate change. RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities shows how our responses will alter our lives, livelihoods and the communities we live in.

RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities looks to the San Francisco Bay Area for answers beginning Sunday. These are the stories of men and women living along the water’s edge – a fisherman, a farmer, a developer – and their families. As they grapple with the consequences of climate change to their way of life, scientists map the challenges that lie ahead and propose solutions. These stories reveal the tension around planning for the future when values differ between individuals, institutions and governments.

Rise: Sounding the Waters airs Sunday, July 22 at 9 p.m. Listeners will take a journey of the San Francisco Bay, detailing the impact of sea level rise and extreme weather as scientists and planners figure out how to fix this corner of the world. 

Rise: Facing the Rising Tide airs Sunday, July 29at 9 p.m. Ttwo families on opposite ends of the Bay as they face rising waters – but dismiss warnings of danger. 

Rise: Chuey’s Story airs Sunday, August 5 at 9 p.m. This program takes place in the tiny hamlet of Alviso, where Chuey Cazares’ large Chicano family faces the risk of flooding from both the creeks above and the Bay below. Restoring the shoreline to wetlands could save this town, but the solution may be bittersweet for Chuey’s family.