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2010 June 3
Annapolis, Maryland after sea-level rise

Annapolis, Maryland after sea-level rise

What would it be like to see the Mid Atlantic coastline as a town like Venice, Italy? If you live by the shore, there are scenes that may be even more spectacular.

Check out this series of slides by the Maryland Sea Grant College that visualizes the impact of sea level rise along the Maryland coast. The Maryland Climate Change Commission estimates that sinking land and rising seas driven by climate change could cause shoreline waters there to rise 1.3 feet by the middle of the century.

Several EPA regions, including the Mid-Atlantic, and our Office of Research and Development are planning a conference this spring to address the water-related impacts of climate change.

EPA Press conference on Green House Gases

EPA Press conference on Green House Gases

If you’re interested in their findings, let us know and we’ll report back to you. In the meantime, is your carbon footprint lighter these days? Tell us about it.

And take a look at the EPA Press Conference on Green House Gases

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  1. June 8, 2010

    Wow, very scary stuff. I only hope all the scientists are wrong with the whole global warming thing.

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  2. Lisa permalink
    June 8, 2010

    I’d like to see this done with Blackwater NWR — especially around the Wildlife Drive and Marsh Edge Trail.

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  3. October 21, 2010

    Interesting article and one which should be more widely known about in my view. Your level of detail is good and the clarity of writing is excellent. I have bookmarked it for you so that others will be able to see what you have to say.

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