Rocky Mountain High

Climate change called threat to Maine park

Nov 11, 2010 5:45am
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A new report says climate change could raise the ocean level near Acadia National Park by a few feet, threatening low-lying park roads, saltwater and freshwater marshes.

Sea level is the same in that region as it was 40 years ago. http://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/sltrends/sltrends_station.shtml?stnid=8410140

The report, released Wednesday by the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization and the Natural Resources Defense Council, also points to scenarios saying Acadia could become as hot as Atlantic City, N.J.

Temperatures in Maine haven’t changed for at least 115 years.

The report’s lead author, Stephen Saunders of the Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, says human disruption of the climate is the greatest threat ever to America’s national parks.

No it isn’t. What is this guy smoking? I go to Rocky Mountain National Park all the time. It looks almost exactly the same as it did 40 years ago.

Report authors say climate change will come at a great cost in terms of tourism to Acadia and Maine.

And monkeys will fly ….

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2 Responses to Rocky Mountain High

  1. Mike Davis says:

    It is obvious that the climate in the Rocky Mountains is affecting the coast of Maine. The easiest solution is to eliminate funding for these 2 groups because the only problem seems to be with their imaginations. Maybe it is withdrawal because of a reduction in Peyote harvesting due to over harvesting for religious purposes.

  2. Tony Duncan says:

    unless they are putting that harvested peyote in your drinks!
    but I will take Steve’s temps for Maine at face value. Maine might not see much temp change, and this may be alarmist talk. because of the insane politicization of the issue partisans on both sides make more extreme claims in order to rile up their unquestioning base. All I am interested in is what the science actually says.

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