• climate hotspots Feb 2

    Bay Area Climate Change Hotspots

    Our NBC Bay Area meteorologists fanned out across the Bay Area to get a read on problems climate change is creating in the waters that surround us, our forests, our rivers and streams, and the air we breathe. We’ve talked with the scientists or environmental advocates who are studying and working on solutions for the problems.  Click on the...

  • climate hotspots Feb 2

    Discovery Bay Climate Hotspot: Choking of the San Francisco Bay

    When you look out over the San Francisco Bay it looks blue and beautiful. However, if you follow the waterway all the way up to Discovery Bay in the summer, you’ll see huge toxic algae blooms that are choking it and turning it green. NBC Bay Area’s Vianey Arana interviews senior scientist Jon Rosenfield from the San Franciso Baykeepers about...

  • climate hotspots Feb 2

    West Oakland Climate Hotspot: Rising Seas Threaten East Bay Coastline

    One of the trouble spots in the San Francisco Bay Area when it comes to climate change is West Oakland. It has 19 miles of coastline that are particularly vulnerable to rising seas because it lies at a lower elevation. NBC Bay Area meteorologist Kari Hall meets with Heather Cooley, a climate scientist from the Pacific Institute, at the point...

  • climate hotspots Feb 2

    Palo Alto Climate Hotspot: The New Hurdle for California Salmon

    Salmon have struggled in California because the state has diverted so many of the streams they swim up to spawn. Now climate change is creating a new challenge – it’s diminishing the snowpack that feeds those waterways. Kate Poole, an attorney who fights to protect and restore freshwater ecosystems, talks to NBC Bay Area meteorologist Rob Mayeda about the problem...

  • climate hotspots Feb 2

    San Francisco Climate Hotspot: Rising Seas Threaten the City by the Bay

    San Francisco is vulnerable to what climate change will bring – the rising waters of the Bay. It’s surrounded by water on three sides and much of that coastline could change drastically by the end of the century. NBC Bay Area meteorologist Kari Hall meets with climate scientist Heather Cooley from the Pacific Institute on Ocean Beach to discuss what’s...

  • climate hotspots Feb 2

    Santa Cruz Climate Hotspot: A New Kind of Wildfire

    Climate change is not only lengthening our fire season but it’s creating hot, fast-moving vicious fires which are unstoppable and includes the new phenomena known as “firenadoes.” NBC Bay Area meteorologist Rob Mayeda talks to Craig Clements about what climate change is doing to the forest that’s creating this problem.

  • climate hotspots Feb 2

    Berkeley Hills Climate Hotspot: Troubling Trends in The Air

    In 2020, the Bay Area endured a record number of spare the air days. Smoke from a record fire season filled our skies and one day, turned the skies orange. NBC Bay Area chief meteorologist Jeff Ranieri talks to climate researcher Zeke Hausfather, of the Breakthrough Institute, about the troubling trend spreading in the air we breathe.

  • climate hotspots Feb 2

    Berkeley Climate Hotspot: Scorching the Bay Area

    It used to be the city of Berkeley had 15 days above 85 degrees. Now the average is 30 days a year. The longest standing weather station in Berkeley, which is located at UC Berkeley, recorded the climate change trend as it happened over the last 100 years. NBC Bay Area chief meteorologist Jeff Ranieri talks with Zeke Hausfather,...

  • climate hotspots Feb 2

    Lafayette Reservoir Climate Hotspot: The Rainy Season Disrupted

    Climate change is throwing a wrench into our rainy season. The storms are shorter and the droughts are longer. NBC Bay Area chief meteorologistJeff Ranieri talks about what all that is doing to our water supply while he walks with Zeke Hausfather, a Breakthrough Institute researcher, around Lafayette Reservoir.

  • climate hotspots Feb 2

    Point Reyes Climate Hotspot: Climate Change Lengthens Wildfire Season

    Wildfire season used to begin in August and wrap up in November. In 2021, we’ve already had a red flag alert in January. Cal Fire says climate change is fueling this troubling trend, giving us an average of 75 extra burn days a year. NBC Bay Area meteorologist Rob Mayeda walks in the Woodward fire zone in Point Reyes with...

  • climate hotspots Feb 2

    Lagunitas Climate Hotspot: The Crippling of the Redwoods

    It used to be the redwoods in Marin County soaked in fog for an average of 12 hours a day. Now it’s just nine hours. Scientists blame that on climate change. NBC Bay Area’s Vianey Arana talks with Todd Dawson, an integrative biology professor at U.C. Berkeley about what the shift is doing to the trees and the redwood forests...

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