ENVIRONMENT

Accelerating Sea Level Rise

A climate summit is scheduled for this Wednesday June 20 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center, 89 Depot Road in Greenland.

Accelerating sea level rise, primarily driven by climat change, is projected to worsen tidal flooding nationally, affecting the Seacoaast according to a new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

It's projected that by 2045, more than $645 million worth of residential property (based on today's values) is at risk of chronic flooding. More than 100 of today's commercial properties in New Hampshire, currently assesed at about $77 million, wouild experience chronic inundation.

The attached article in Monday's Portsmouth Herald outlines more details of recent studies and describes the goals of the summit on Wednesday.

Attendees will see and take part in presentations and discussion focused on local climate-related work.