Originally posted on Watts Up With That?:
From the “not a verifiable forecast” department, and the “auxiliary department of funding acquisition worry” comes this headline from USGS today. Some other 100 year headlines follow.
Study Shows Sea Level Rise to Threaten West Coast Tidal Wetlands Over the Next 100 Years
U.S. Geological Survey technician collects elevation data using a real time kinematic GPS at Bandon National Wildlife Refuge. Location: Bandon Marsh National Wildlife Refuge, OR, USA Date Taken: 8/27/2012 Photographer: Katherine Powelson
CORVALLIS, Oregon – The U.S. Geological Survey and Oregon State University released a report this week examining Pacific Northwest tidal wetland vulnerability to sea level rise. Scientists found that, while vulnerability varies from marsh to marsh, most wetlands would likely be resilient to rising sea levels over the next 50-70 years. Beyond that time, however, most wetlands might convert to intertidal mudflats as sea level rise outpaces the capacity of tidal marshes to adapt.
“This study provides critical…
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