A couple years ago, UNH Prof. Cameron Wake, whose work with glacier cores led him to concern about climate change a decade or more ago, gave a talk in which he urged some property owners along the New Hampshire seacoast to bail out now, before rising seas and increasing variability of storms destroyed the property value. Check this Portsmouth Herald story about it.
Needless to say, this didn’t go over too well with a lot of folks, who decried it as “alarmist” at best.
Well, did you see the pictures of the Nor-easter than hit the East Coast, especially Massachusetts, this weekend? His concern doesn’t seem quite so alarminst now.
The headline on the Boston Globe story is telling: “The storms we’re seeing now, people thought this was decades in the future” It’s really appalling how often the worst-case scenarios on climate models are coming true.