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Open Access Senior Thesis

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Bachelor of Arts


Environmental Analysis

Reader 1

Bowman Cutter

Reader 2

Char Miller

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Sea levels are rising around the world due to climate change and the rise in greenhouse gas emissions causing an environmental climate crisis. This thesis paper analyzes how sea level rise is affecting the San Francisco Bay Area. It walks through the geographical factors contribute to more severe impacts of sea level rise, potential adaptation strategies, and discusses the economic impacts and political challenges of protecting communities from sea level rise.