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New Climate Change Report – Virginia is in “Hot Water”

November 16, 2007

Norfolk, VA – Rising sea levels, bigger storm surges, and sinking land are all details that should have new meaning for Virginia in light of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report being issued this weekend. VIMS Marine Science Professor Emmett Duffy says there's good reason why Governor Kaine has dubbed the Tidewater region as one of the areas most at-risk in the world, as a result of climate change.

"In addition to the sea level rise from melting glaciers and icecaps, the land is also sinking in this part of the world."

However, Professor Duffy is quick to point out that the new report is not all gloom and doom. He says there is still time to turn back the tide, by drastically reducing climate-changing pollution levels, and that Senator Warner is sponsoring a bill that would reduce U.S. emissions. He says it's good news that the science behind it all is clear.

"2,500 scientists from around the world now agree that the evidence is unequivocal, and there's a 91 to 95 percent probability that we did it, that humans are responsible."

Professor Duffy and others in Norfolk are meeting tomorrow to talk about the implications of climate change for the close to two million people who live in the area, as well as what it means for the world's largest Naval base in Hampton Roads. Critics of the climate change reports believe rising temperatures are part of the Earth's natural cycle.

Deborah Smith/Eric Mack, Public News Service - VA