||Anticipatory planning for sea-level rise along the coast of Maine /
||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation.;Maine State Planning Office, Augusta.
|| U.S. EPA, Policy, Planning and Evaluation,
Sea level--Maine. ;
Coastal zone management--Maine. ;
Sea level ;
Greenhouse effects ;
Global warming ;
Climatic changes ;
Greenhouse gases ;
Coastal zone management ;
Legal aspects ;
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||1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 28 cm
The present configuration of Maine's coast is attributable to a rise in sea level over the past 10,000 years. Scientists have been able to verify that sea level has continued a gradual rise in all of Maine's major coastal municipalities during at least the last fifty years. Geologists and climate modelers project that this rise will continue, although there is not total agreement on the projected rate of rise. A continuation of the historic rate of sea-level rise of around 2 mm/year (20 cm/100 years) places many shoreline properties in jeopardy from coastal erosion and inundation. However, several consensus reports of the international scientific community over the last decade project an accelerated rate of sea-level rise as a result of global climate change associated with the greenhouse effect.
"This work is a result of research sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Climate Change State Grant Program under grant no. CX 817509-01-0 to the Maine State Planning Office." "September 1995"--Cover. Includes bibliographical references. "EPA 230-R-95-900"--Cover.