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Climate Change Impact on the Eastern Shore Program at NASA Visitor Center
11.09.12
 
WALLOPS ISLAND, VA-- The impact of future climate change on the Eastern Shore and possible strategies for adaptation will be the subject of a public presentation at 6 p.m., November 13 at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center.

Two climate change experts will discuss what they believe are the biggest threats to the area from climate change and possible ways to deal with these changes during the free, public event.

Joel Scherega, Senior Adviser for Climate Adaptation at the Environmental Protection Agency will speak on “Protecting the Eastern Shore in a Changing Climate: Risks, Challenges and Opportunities.”

He will be joined by Skip Stiles, Executive Director of Wetlands Watch. Stiles, who will speak on “Sea Level Rise and Adapting to it in Virginia,” has spoken extensively concerning the impacts of climate change on both the Tidewater area of Virginia and the Lower Eastern Shore.

The program is sponsored by Science on the Shore, a collaboration between NASA, the Marine Science Consortium, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, The Nature Conservancy, and Eastern Shore Community College.

More information on the Science on the Shore is available on the Internet at:http://msconsortium.org/#/science-on-the-shore/4537206296