Be prepared! There is no question that climate change is already impacting Little Compton's coastline.
It's also important to keep in mind the potential damage that can be caused by a single hurricane to our coastline and town. Check the CRMC's Hurricanes and Coastal Storms site which includes practical storm-related tools and a climate predictor for potential storm patterns.
The following sites offer up-to-date information on climate impact to our community:
The RI Coastal Resources Management Council crmc.ri.gov/strategicplanning.html
Check the site for updates on acquaculture, wind energy, climate change, and other topics of concern to LC.
An ongoing project by the CRMC involving many other regional institutions to study sea level rise, coastal erosion, etc.
SLAMM map (Sea Level Affecting Marshes Model) specific to LC crmc.ri.gov/maps/maps_slamm/slamm_littlecompton.pdf
This shows current coastal areas with projections of 1, 3 and 5 foot sea level rises.
A really great example of public outreach about climate change affecting a Rhode Island community can be seen in this PDF booklet. We see the singular character of Rhode Island and its citizens thinking progressively about a massive problem that looms ahead.
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