Study says sea level rise could force Bay Area residents inland by 2100

By Mark Prado
Sea level rise
Ocean Beach, San Francisco.
Mark Prado

A new study in the journal PLOS ONE says millions of residents, including in the Bay Area, will be forced away from coastal areas and inland because of sea level rise.

The study looks at population migration that would occur with sea level rise of 6 feet by 2100.

"By the year 2100, a projected 13.1 million people in the United States alone would be living on land that will be considered flooded with (sea level rise) 6 feet," the report notes. Many of those would need new homes.

An MTC Vital Signs report also noted some of the potential effects of sea level rise and it's an issue the agency continues to monitor.  







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