Clean Air – Cool Planet, Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve host climate change and sea level rise roundtable discussion 10/29/09

October 29th, 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the Ashworth by the Sea, 295 Ocean Blvd. Hampton NH.

Scientists presenting in Hampton on the 29th will be Dr. Gordon Hamilton of the University of Maine and Dr. Mark Fahnestock of the University of New Hampshire. Dr. Steve Miller of the GBNERR will moderate, and Rafe Pomerance, president of Clean Air – Cool Planet, will address federal and international policy options. 

Clean Air-Cool Planet, in partnership with the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (GBNERR), is holding this roundtable to provide officials and opinion leaders with the latest science on the rate of warming and melting in the Arctic. In anticipation of the new and definitive assessment by the AMAP Working Group of the Arctic Council, particularly the chapter on from melting on the Greenland ice sheet, which will be released soon, our “Hip Boot Tour” offers local officials, policymakers, opinion leaders and the public new information. The scientific consensus is that, in the coming century, the Greenland ice sheet’s accelerated mass loss will contribute much more significantly to sea level rise than previously thought. It is now considered probable that overall sea levels will rise over 3 feet along the East Coast of the United States by 2100, possibly approaching 6 feet. These are serious predictions that will have severe repercussions on U.S. coastal communities and need to be assessed by impacted areas. Clean Air-Cool Planet and the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve are looking to involve stakeholders to take meaningful and lasting action at a national and local level. The Hip Boot Tour will target seven states on the East Coast and Washington D.C.

More information on the Hipboot Tour

Hipboot tour schedule

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