Dylan Voorhees, director of energy policy at the Natural Resources Council of Ma

Publication Year:
2007

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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.portlandlibrary.com/news_portmonthly/1259
Author(s):
Sargent, Colin
Tags:
Natural Resources Council of Maine; Global warming
article description
Dylan Voorhees, director of energy policy at the Natural Resources Council of Maine predicts that over 1,000 acres of downtown Portland will be underwater in 60 years because of global warming. Even a "modest" sea level rise of three feet would result in significant changes to Maine's coastline, wetlands, industries, and tourism. Members of Maine's delegation to Congress are among the leading climate-aware politicians in the country. With maps showing how several waterfront areas might fare if the sea level rose.