Imagine standing at the waterfront and tossing all your money into the waves, one bill at a time. You won’t be able to get the money back and you can’t use it once it’s gone.
But throwing money into the ocean is less wasteful than what SF is doing right now. Sea levels are rising and NOAA has already mapped out large areas on SF’s east, north and west sides, plus Treasure Island, that will soon be underwater.
So what is the City‘s response? To build mega housing projects in most of these doomed areas. Not only is this actually throwing money into the ocean, it is throwing people in as well, and diverting resources from adaptation work that needs to happen if SF is to survive.
SF needs to fasttrack and fund useful responses to climate change instead of building more developer wet dreams.
Categories: letter to the editor