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One way that the San Francisco Bay Area can respond to climate change is by restoring natural wetlands around the coast, along with building walls to accommodate for sea level rise. With just a few inches of sea level rise, a majority of the Bay Area would be underwater. The soil within wetlands naturally soak up rising sea levels, as well as preserving natural wildlife within the area. However, restoring wetlands is a long process, and immediate benefits are not experienced. Therefore, walls along the coast to prevent further penetration of rising sea levels is necessary, especially in areas where restoring natural wetlands seems difficult.