22 Jan '18, 10am

On the Chesapeake, A Precarious Future of Rising Seas and High Tides

On the Chesapeake, A Precarious Future of Rising Seas and High Tides

I’m making a film in the Chesapeake Bay landscapes of my boyhood, posing for a close-up with ball and glove where 60 years ago I shagged flies out front of my Dad’s fishing cabin. The camera backs away and I’m ass-deep in salt water — centerfield, this used to be. The tall piney woods around the long-gone cabin, thick enough I worried then about getting lost, are skeletal now, falling into the water. Cinematographer Dave Harp and I are longtime collaborators on Chesapeake projects and knew what we’d find when we began working on this film. The great estuary’s 11,000 miles of tidal shoreline have been eroding for centuries as wind and wave and ice take their toll. But now there’s a new ballgame. Emerging climate science has documented an ominous acceleration of the sea level rise that gradually formed the Chesapeake over thousands of years. The latest projections for the Ch...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/features/on-the-chesapeake-a-precari...

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spectrum.ieee.org 22 Jan '18, 3pm

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