Soon, we’ll all be living on Nob Hill

While An Inconvenient Truth helped to scare oodles of people, the Sierra Club is taking it one step further, as they often do. Less than an hour ago, Future Sea Level held its first public event at the Aquarium on Pier 39. This consisted of wrapping the building and surrounding marina area in special tape, used to signify just how high the water level could rise if we don’t make necessary changes to stop global warming.

As a city that lives and loves the coast, having the sea level rise just three feet would impact us greatly. The overall estimate of the impact of global warming results in an international sea level rise of 7 meters (23 feet) along the coastline. Can’t imagine that on your own? Click on over to FireTree‘s interactive site shows you just what it would look like. Losing coastline on all sides of SF, along with key areas of Alameda, Oakland, and other East Bay cities is a powerful concept, and a possibly reality.

So, you might want to think about investing in some property on Nob Hill. Or, you could just make a few simple changes and start making a difference. Yeah, I know, making changes is such a hassle, but every little adjustment helps. Instant gratification be damned – tis time to start working on the future.

If you get a chance, stop on by Pier 39 and leave a comment here about your impression of the “exhibit”. You only have through Saturday to take a gander, so get to steppin’!

2 Comments so far

  1. Liz Henry (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 2:06 pm

    What a lovely guerrilla street art sticker that would make: “Future Sea Level” and maybe with a random suggestion for personal/political actions to help that issue.

    Someone with a fancy sea-level-showing handheld GPS could do that. Of course, to do it legally, one should ask the owner of a building if it is okay to put a sticker on it. Probably some people would agree to it in order to support public awareness…

  2. Victoria E (unregistered) on September 21st, 2006 @ 2:09 pm

    Nice idea! Guerrilla art grabs the attention of so many, especially in big cities – it would be a great way to go about drawing interest in eco-causes.

    Getting the support of local buildings shouldn’t be too hard, at least in my eyes. Especially with a program like this, that happily promotes the buildings that it places the stickers on, you can’t get much better promo than that!

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