San Francisco Chronicle: Alameda Point studies threat of rising sea level, September 24, 2013


Plan on moving to Alameda Point someday? You might want to pack a swimsuit and snorkel.

Much of the former Naval Air Station - site of a projected 1,425-home development - will be underwater by the end of the century due to sea level rise brought on by climate change, according to the city's draft environmental impact report on the project released this month.

"For a lot of people, this is a very scary subject. We in the Bay Area have to come to grips with this not just at Alameda Point, but throughout the region," said Randy Rentschler, spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, which is among the agencies studying the impacts of sea level rise in the Bay Area.