Climate Change / Sea-level Rise Project

The Conservation Commission has produced a report on Georgetown’s vulnerability to climate change and sea level rise.  As a coastal community, Georgetown is vulnerable to these long term climate changes.  This report was produced with support from the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry.

The report contains practical recommendations to decrease Georgetown’s vulnerability to sea-level rise and climate change.  The report covers the following topics:

“Climate Science 101”
Impacts on private property
Impacts on public property
Impacts on the fishing economy
Changes in the ecology of Georgetown
Impacts on culture, and culturally important sites
Impacts on human health
Emergency preparedness
Impacts on recreation
Impacts on road infrastructure
Impacts on human health

If you would like more information about this project, please email John Hagan at haganjohn@myfairpoint.net.

Today’s national climate change news

Download Georgetown’s climate report!

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Resources

Maine People and Nature climate report
View NOAA’s new sea-level rise simulator
View NOAA’s historical hurricane tracker
Download Maine’s Climate Future Report

Maine Climate News

Governor LePage on climate change  (MBPN, November 15. 2013)
How Shifting Ocean Chemistry Threatens Maine (Bangor Daily News, October 27. 2013) (click here)