Projected sea level rise will change many of our familiar coastal areas …

like Maine’s famous Old Orchard Beach. The question is, “How will we respond?

The possible changes are clear in these two map projections for a 2 degree C rise and a 4 degree C rise in temperature. See the references below for more information.

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References:

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Natural Resources Council Maine

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1 thought on “ISSUES – SEA LEVEL RISE: Will it be the end of Old Orchard Beach as we know it?

  1. A few years back my family and I moved back down here from Aroostook county. I grew up making frequent visits to Bay View and Camp Ellis. My children grew up making frequent trips also. And now I bring my grandsons. When we arrived back from living in the county, I brought 2 of my grandsons to Bay View. I believe it was high tide at the time, there was in some areas barely any room to walk. I have never seen it like before, it had also been about 5 years since I had been back. So right there my friends is a prime example that global warming is in fact getting worse.

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