During Global Climate Action Summit 36-Foot Tall Polar Bear Made From Car Hoods Serves as Arctic Ambassador

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Long View Polar Bear, Kelley McCoy, Port of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA (September 13, 2018) – The Port of San Francisco is honoring the Global Climate Summit in San Francisco, held on September 12-14 by hosting a sculpture by Don Kennell titled ‘Long View.’ The sculpture is recognizable as a 36-foot tall polar bear, presented as an icon for acknowledging climate change.

With support from the California Natural Resources Agency and the San Francisco Mayor’s Office, the sculpture is placed in Harry Bridges Plaza in front of the Ferry Building until the end of October 2018. Long View stands at a monumental 36-foot height, and has a skin composed of automobile hoods.

The Port of San Francisco anticipates Long View will be seen as an amazing work of public art, appropriate for the City, the Global Climate Summit, and fun to observe in its scale and finishes.

In addition, the Port is illustrating sea level rise at Pier 14 as San Francisco convenes the Global Climate Summit. The Port of San Francisco has marked on Pier 14 the predicted sea level rise for the next 80 years. Visitors can walk on a graphic as they ascend to the top of the pier and see how high sea levels could reach in a 100-year event. Pier 14 is located on The Embarcadero at the foot of Mission Street.

Through the “Seawall Earthquake Safety Program” The City and Port of San Francisco are working to strengthen the seawall and prepare for sea level rise.

To learn more and get involved, visit https://sfseawall.com/

The Port of San Francisco manages the waterfront as the gateway to a world-class city, and advances environmentally and financially sustainable maritime, recreational and economic opportunities to serve the City, Bay Area, and California.

Rising Tides Display at Pier 14, Dave Rauenbuehler, Port of San Francisco