UPDATE MAY 2012: "RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities." This series of radio documentaries, multimedia webstories and audio tours explores the impact of sea level rise and extreme weather on the lives and livelihoods of people living along the shores of the San Francisco Bay. RISE is great storytelling about real people and a particular place. This local story about a global issue allows listeners to make a connection to their own lives and the challenges we all share.
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SOUNDING THE WATERS is an audio tour -- free and downloadable from the internet -- for people riding the San Francisco Bay ferryboats. This tour will take listeners on a journey of the San Francisco Bay: underneath the surface to swim with the harbor seals and phytoplankton, overhead to soar with a million migratory birds, and along the coast to explore marshlands and skyscrapers that ring the Bay. Along the way, we learn how sea level rise, due to climate change, will affect the contours of the Bay and the human and natural life that depends on it. Finally, we learn what steps people are taking to address this paradigm shift.
SOUNDING THE WATERS weaves stories of the men and women who have made the Bay Area their home.
Funded by San Francisco, CA (July 2010)