WADE IN OR HOLD YOUR BREATH? ~Dare to be more resilient?

Those of us who live and work on the West Coast or in California experience life on the continental edge. As the climate changes, as the ocean gets higher, San Francisco Bay bigger, and storms wetter; as wildfires and summer heat intensify; as we juggle the complexities of life during extremes of both culture and weather, how will you react? AcclimateWest is an independent hub for stories about people and places engaged in the work of becoming more resilient. We tell stories around watersheds, translate and celebrate science, offer resources, demystify government initiatives, network and collaborate, and dare you individually and collectively to act. Join us in exploring our new place on the planet.

AcclimateWest is an experimental independent storytelling project created by writers who regularly cover environmental stories in the San Francisco Bay region. We are working to develop collaborative relationships with public media, public interest agencies, and communities both locally and on the West Coast as we explore and prepare for climate change. This site is a work in progress. Help us build it with your ideas, stories, art, support. See ABOUT.

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San Francisco Estuary, Bay Area

San Francisco Estuary, Bay Area

If you stand in the wet mud on the bayshore and imagine the water over your head, no matter what size you are you get a sense of the changes about to engulf the San Francisco Estuary. The bay is getting bigger. The more we drive, burn, consume, live like there’s no tomorrow, the more the ice melts and the ocean rises.

Dare 25 by 2025: Dare to be more resilient!

Dare 25 by 2025: Dare to be more resilient!

Logo by Afsoon Razavi; Quilt Art by Adriana PeraCan you Ramp it Up, Scale it Up? Everyone does a little for the planet. Maybe its swapping out light bulbs, taking shorter showers, choosing paper over plastic, riding the bus or planting a tree. Maybe you can afford to...

Citizen Science and Preparedness

Citizen Science and Preparedness

Citizen Science - Examine the quality of your local environment. Ever sampled the water quality in your local creek or slough? Tested the amount of dust, allergens, particulate matter in your air? Tracked the migrations of birds along the shoreline or counted the...