Climate change is poised to make the Eastern seaboard coastal water levels rise more than 3x the normal global level. That fact was articulated by Brown Professor of Geological Science Professor, Dr. Tim Herbert on the front steps of the Rhode Island State House for the Climate Change Rally that took place over the weekend.
People of all ages gathered together to support The Resilient Rhode Island Act of 2014, a bill that is now pending in front of state legislatures. This bill targets a number of areas that would help to make Rhode Island one of the states taking aggressive actions when it comes to climate change. More abut the bill.
During the rally we heard the concerns about climate change and how it will affect those living in Rhode Island and in the Northeast as they were articulated to us by Mara Freilich from the Rhode Island Student Climate Coalition, and Abel Collins, Sierra Club of Rhode Island's Program Director. They also spoke about the importance of the bill and what needs to happen next to support it, and to see it through .
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