Blog : Storm Surge! Meeting the Sea’s Challenge on the Seacoast!

By Madelaine | Jan 23, 2014 | in

RYE — The Seacoast Science Center is offering the public a unique event to learn more about climate change and our seacoast. On Thursday, Feb. 6, three founding members of the N.H. Coastal Adaptation Work Group will be hosting a dinner and conversation about these topics. Sherry Godlewski, Steve Miller, and Peter Britz will be giving us the straight answer on what we can expect from our seacoast during the next 50 years.

The conversation will be broken up into three segments. First will be a review on the science behind climate change. They will also explain how human activity affects and even accelerates the process. Second, they will explore the component of sea level rise in relation to climate change to distinguish the difference between sea level rise and storm surge. You will learn about how communities are giving special attention to coastal infrastructure, historic resources and habitats. The last segment will review the ways that our coastal communities are stepping up to the climate challenge.

The evening will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception, followed by dinner, then the presentation. If you are interested in attending this event, please reserve your seat by Feb. 1 on its Web site here. The cost is $50 for SSC members and $60 for non-members.

To learn more about the Seacoast Science Center, click here.