Climate change called threat to Maine park
Nov 11, 2010 5:45am
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 ….