It makes sense that as our planet’s glaciers quickly melt due to global warming, Maryland’s coastal communities will be hit hard. But how will climate change impact Baltimore?
The answer to that mack-daddy question is summed up in Maryland’s climate change report: Global Warming and the Free State. Maryland’s own climate expert and a key author of the report, Dr. Donald Boesch, highlighted a few interesting Baltimore-specific changes we can expect. Dr. Boesch is the President of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. In short, climate change will affect you and everyone you care about as Maryland’s weather, temperatures, rain events, coastlines, birds, waterways, and trees will all change.
Dr. Boesch points out, “The latest climate news is that we now have first-time analysis from the international science community that the world can stabilize global warming for a livable planet.” Maryland has been a leader in this effort with the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Act of 2009. Now we just need to put the pedal to the metal.