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Sea Level Rise in Maryland

July 15, 2017

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This isn’t necessarily specifically urban in nature, but I thought worth posting anyway. A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists demonstrates the damage sea level rise is going to do to coastal communities, including those rather close to home for me: the coastal towns of Maryland. That’s not new, of course, but the timeline they present is quite chilling. The Washington Post reports, for example, that 22 communities in Maryland (out of 91 in the entire US) will face “chronic inundation” by 2035. This is a good reminder that we not only need to find ways to halt climate change progression, but also need to adapt to conditions that are going to change.

 

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