SPUR Report > May 2011
We have kw abut the peris ciate chage r re tha tw decades. But gbaerts t sw it dw b reducig greehuse-gas eissis have arge aied. Evewhere ajr erts are vig rward, such as Cairia’s Asseb Bi 32, paedreductis wi t eve begi r 10 ears, ad the represet a racti wrdeissis. I the eatie, the ccetrati atspheric greehuse gases hasctiued t rise at a icreasig rate.Eve i we are sehw abe t stp prducig greehuse gases trrw, the highccetrati carb dixide aread i the atsphere r histric eissis—sicewe bega burig ssi ues r eerg i the 19th cetur—wi cause the ciate tctiue t chage (Figure 1). As a resut we ust t itesi ur erts t reduceciate chage bth w ad i the uture, but we as ust prepare r ad adapt t itsievitabe eects. These tw paig erts are reerred t, respective, as ciate chageitigati ad ciate chage adaptati.I SPUR’s 2009 reprt Critica Cig, we expred the chaege itigati at the caeve, recedig a set carb-reducti strategies r the Cit Sa Fracisc,raked i pririt b greatest ipact ad east cst.
I this reprt, SPUR addresses hw we shud adapt t ciate chage i the Ba Area,icudig which ts ad strategies wi ake us re resiiet t its st severe ipacts,icudig extree weather ad sea eve rise.
This report was reviewed,debated and adopted as ocialSPUR policy by the Board o Directors on February 16, 2011.
Timothea Tway,Elizabeth Antin
SPUR blue ribbon task orce:
Andy Barnes, David Behar, BradBenson, Claire Bonham-Carter,Xantha Bruso, Peter Drekmeier,Ted Droettboom, Steve Goldbeck,Noah Goldstein, Amy Hutzel,Michelle Jesperson, LaurieJohnson, Doug Kimsey, KenKirkey, David Lewis, JacintaMcCann, Paul Okamoto, EmilyPimentel, Julian Potter, BruceRiordan, Rebecca Rosen,Miriam Rotkin-Ellman, Bry Sarte,Will Travis, Margaret Williams,Abby Young
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Climate change hits home
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