letter to the editor

Letter to the Editor: Why is SF Not Preparing for Climate Change?


Because of earthquakes and fires, SF knows that if we don’t prepare now, we will pay a bigger price when disasters ultimately hits.

That’s why the City makes emergency plans and why first responders do disaster preparedness trainings. That’s why you have a go-bag sitting next to your front door. So why isn’t San Francisco preparing for the realities of climate change now?

New reports say the Sierras will be snow-free in 25 years, and that the Antarctic Ice Sheet has passed the tipping point. These are big disasters we can see coming our way. They will happen, and soon.

Our job is to do the big preparations that will mitigate their harm, and do those preparations now. So why isn’t SF preparing for the future that is barreling down on us? This is not business per normal.

Ellen Koivisto

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