January 20, 2008
future sea level
We went to the library this weekend and came across an art installation outside. There was tape wrapped around the building (about 3 feet high) that read, "FutureSeaLevel.org."
The project was produced by a collaboration between the Aquarium of the Bay Foundation, the Sierra Club and the San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment). The group aims to graphically illustrate the effects of rising sea levels, as well as inspire Bay Area residents to work together to find solutions.
A sign inside the library said that though the sea may not rise 3 feet at this exact location, it will certainly flood local areas in the next 50 to 100 years (including parts of local highways and airports!)
I always appreciate a good installation. It's an extra bonus to see a green one!