The low-lying tidal wetland eco-systems of the east Coast of the USA are threatened by the climate crisis as water levels rise in the world’s oceans. High tides
The low-lying tidal wetland eco-systems of the east Coast of the USA are threatened by the climate crisis as water levels rise in the world’s oceans. High tides have a particularly powerful impact. I will talk as a scientist and an artist about one area I am familiar with. More than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal wetlands, the Edwin B Forsythe Wildlife Refuge was established in 1939 to protect tidal wetland and shallow bay habitat. Within 20 years this area will be inundated with seawater according to the Union of Concerned Scientists Report:- When Rising Seas Hit Home (2017).
Of interest is the additional geological component to this change, as the East Coast of the US subsides due to natural and man-made factors. My brief talk would be driven visually by my own work inspired by the site, observations on this fragile ecosystem and relevant long-term data on sea level rise at the site. On March 30 the high tide is predicted to be 4′.3″ at 10.20am East Coast US.
You can join the event on Zoom; go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/high-water-registration-140244752831 You will need to sign up to get the Zoom joining information.
(Tuesday) 15:35 - 15:50(GMT+01:00) View in my time