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Four things influence our readiness to adapt to rising seas...

The science behind sea level rise is complex and multifaceted. It is caused by a combination of factors, including melting glaciers and ice sheets, thermal expansion of seawater, and changes in ocean currents and atmospheric pressure systems.

1  The science and prediction models

Local planning and policy decisions are critical in mitigating the impacts of sea level rise. This includes developing coastal management plans, zoning regulations, and building codes that take into account the potential impacts of sea level rise.

2 Local planning and policy decisions

Sea level rise can have significant environmental impacts, including flooding, erosion, and saltwater intrusion into freshwater resources. It can also impact ecosystems such as wetlands and forests.

3 Environmental considerations

There are several types of adaptation strategies that can be used to address sea level rise, including hard engineering solutions such as seawalls and levees, soft engineering solutions such as beach nourishment and wetland restoration, and non-structural solutions such as land use planning and relocation

4 Adaptation solutions

  • Do I need experience to start a local project?
    No, you do not need experience to start a local project of The Chesapeake Project. Our organization welcomes all individuals who are passionate about adapting their community to the future rising Chesapeake Bay. We provide tools and resources to our local chapter leaders to help them succeed in their efforts to promote education, advocacy, and action in their local communities. We encourage anyone who is interested in starting a local chapter to reach out to us for more information on how to get started.
  • Does it cost anything to start a local project?
    No, it does not cost anything to start a local project with The Chesapeake Project. We are a non-profit organization that is committed to adapting the Chesapeake Bay region to Sea Level Rise, and we welcome anyone who wants to help us achieve this goal. We provide resources, support, and guidance to our local project leaders to help them make a positive impact in their communities.
  • What does a Local Chapter do?
    Local Chapters have liberty to explore and educate as they see fit in their local communities.
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