Rising climate unease: Sea level predictions, stormy weather trends prompt new awareness in communities

May 12th, 2014 | By | Category: Climate Change

In Old Saybrook last week, a newly formed municipal panel met for the first time to contemplate how to help this low-lying coastal community cope with what one member likened to a natural disaster happening in slow motion.

“I see sea level rise for Old Saybrook as being the most important natural hazard,” Sandy Prisloe, the town’s environmental planner, told the 12 other residents and town officials gathered Thursday for the first meeting of the Sea Level Rise Climate Adaptation Committee. “Future storms will create more and more damage. How can we be proactive to mitigate problems down the road?”

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