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11/8/2021

Father and Son Team Publish Scientific Article on Climate Change Effects on the Town of Tangier, Virginia

SUMMARY

Sea-level rise (SLR) has been confirmed to be accelerating globally due to human influence driven climate change. Multiple studies suggest many coastal communities will soon be inundated by SLR. Prior to inundation, habitable uplands above the high tide line first convert to uninhabitable wetlands, forcing human exodus. Habitability, not the land’s presence above the low tide line, drives exodus. We determined the time left for uplands of the Town of Tangier of VA, USA to be converted to wetlands, analyzed local sea level rise data to determine the best local SLR scenario (low, mid, or high) fit, then compared upland conversion rate to the rate of population decline. The upland landmass
constituting the Town of Tangier declined from 32.8 to 12.5 ha (1967–2019), accelerating over time, with complete conversion to wetlands predicted by 2051. The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) high SLR curve is the best fit to the local tide gauge’s raw data (1967–2020), indicating local sea level rise has rapidly accelerated in recent decades, concomitant with the rate of wetland conversion. The Town’s population, in decline since the 1930s, accelerated rapidly after 1980 and trended downward in tandem with the conversion of the Town’s uplands to wetlands. We also estimated costs to relocate the Town as well as for a conceptual plan to provide long-term stability to the Town and
Island of Tangier.


Press Releases & News Articles on Biogenic Solutions Consulting's Recent Publication in Frontiers in Climate

Science News: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/tangier-island-virginia-climate-change-uninhabitable?fbclid=IwAR0lshYQXNFIYIyFFwiUwNnezSRT9-nhuLIHxfgcwj70NlSy9PRBoPDll1Y 

Weather Channel: https://weather.com/news/climate/video/island-in-chesapeake-bay-could-soon-become-uninhabitable?fbclid=IwAR18IXUEttHSHWm3XDuIhiCizjzHqTn-SASFMeZEJPzzdZpKZZCgZgFwYXk

Grist: https://grist.org/article/what-a-tiny-island-in-chesapeake-bay-teaches-us-about-the-costs-of-sea-level-rise/?fbclid=IwAR3FQ3zZq4X8NWJUG45EeDQbmFe9iXywLLEZozA0PTeLZUVkprVv1JXgSHE 

NBCNews: https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/climate-change-tangier-island-sea-level-rise-rcna4830?fbclid=IwAR2ozmsdMj-h6jRynIWUEUvCD_9xgavJuKcdTRXS6qEXOt_oS4PVqdP3f9c 

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/11/you-cant-live-in-a-swamp-virginia-fishing-village-threatened-by-rising-sea-levels.html 

Digital Journal: https://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-science/the-cost-of-saving-a-u-s-coastal-town-from-rising-sea-levels-is-enormous-study/article?fbclid=IwAR3fU5rRlZCrzvmi3saHZiq4SCtu7bL6YYuJYW1yI4S4UtGWV6N1p7yIN9c 

Climate and Environment News, Canada: https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/potential-cost-of-saving-u-s-coastal-town-from-rising-sea-levels-enormous-study-1.5659221?fbclid=IwAR2w6e-uOFmege7F9rSAc4n8lPIv5aUEAUUgFt4WWdwwro5XmTUylJKiub8 

Frontiers Science News: https://blog.frontiersin.org/2021/11/08/enormous-cost-of-relocating-us-climate-refugees-from-coastal-town-a-stark-example-for-the-whole-world-researchers-warn/?fbclid=IwAR2xKpbTjWrkPw-DHX2eGRAYMq7MNsgCmQR5jK1zaJl3TEpuOBFOqnG1ty4 

Science Blog: https://scienceblog.com/526502/climate-enormous-cost-of-relocating-single-us-town-a-stark-example-for-whole-world/?fbclid=IwAR3FQ3zZq4X8NWJUG45EeDQbmFe9iXywLLEZozA0PTeLZUVkprVv1JXgSHE 

The Sydney Morning Herald: https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/the-trump-loving-climate-sceptic-island-sinking-into-the-sea-20211028-p593v2.html?fbclid=IwAR2w6e-uOFmege7F9rSAc4n8lPIv5aUEAUUgFt4WWdwwro5XmTUylJKiub8 

Bay Journal: https://www.bayjournal.com/news/climate_change/study-tangier-s-imminent-climate-change-demise-should-alarm-us-all/article_0fb8fabc-4183-11ec-87e1-8fb4d07f507d.html 

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