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.
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.