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

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.

Please give the maps time to load and then click to explore and enlarge.

https://choices.climatecentral.org/widget.html?utm_source=Art%20MacKay%20AMS&utm_medium=embed&utm_campaign=SSMC-Map#12/43.5337/-70.3456?compare=temperatures&carbon-end-yr=2100&scenario-a=warming-4&scenario-b=warming-2

References:

Gulf of Maine Research Institute

Natural Resources Council Maine

One 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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