Studies predict intense storms as a symptom of climate change. What do you think?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
According to the University of Rhode Island Climate Change Collaborative, the world is getting warmer, the oceans are getting warmer and more acidic, storms are getting more intense and sea levels are rising at an accelerated rate. A study funded by the Rhode Island Sea Grant, found that the sea level around the East Bay has increased eight inches since 1930. By 2100, the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council said to expect three to five feet of sea level rise. While some still deny the evidence, most Americans have accepted idea of climate change. Currently, 67 percent say there is evidence of global warming, up four points over last year, according to a Pew Research article published last month. The study reported that 42 …
Residents organize an event as part of larger global action day.
A global movement is happening in our own backyards. Well, at least it will be on Saturday morning on the Palmer River in Warren. With the help of two residents and a worldwide network of activists, locals are invited to hop in their canoes, kayaks, and otherwise non-motorized boats to row or paddle out to “Three Tree Island” in the Palmer River to plant a few native trees. The event is part of a larger global day of action that aims to bring attention to climate change and a reduced reliance on fossil fuels. Warren resident Jerry Belair planted the seed, so to speak, for the local event on the 350.org website when he noticed there were no other local events for a global action day. (Since then several others have cropped up.) The 350.org …