Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Big plans sinking

One of the big plans for San Francisco… at least big enough to get ex-Supervisor Tony Hall fired… has been the creation of a wonderful new development on Treasure Island. It was supposed to be an ecotopia. That was in 2005. We have heard about it for years.

Now, according to the San Francisco Examiner's John Upton, the developer is going to have to do a lot of filling just to get housing above the level of the rising sea. They claim it will be 3 ft in the next 70 years. Then, what are they going to do. The rising waters will not stop then. Will they build on hydraulic stilts?

Tell me one more time why it is too expensive to do anything about global warming now?

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