An audience of 200 filled 3S Artspace in Portsmouth Tuesday evening to hear internationally recognized climatologist and UNH professor Cameron Wake talk about climate change, the range of impacts Portsmouth and the Seacoast can expect, and how communities can respond.
- Read about the event on the Seacoast Media Group website: “Wake warns Port City residents about climate change.”
- Portsmouth Community Radio, 106.1-FM, recorded the event. See below for audio. Download the slides (4MB) that accompanied Cameron’s presentation.
During this presentation, Wake suggested that, in addition to the sea-level and temperature rise that is certain to happen, the future could hold several “nasty surprises” that would make things immeasurably worse for humankind.
Two days later, a scientific paper described exactly how one of those could happen. See “Climate Model Predicts West Antarctic Ice Sheet Could Melt Rapidly” — NY Times.
Also see the N.H. Business Review article, “Rising Sea Levels Will Affect Seacoast Economy.“