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Slide 07: Flooded Marsh (on Blue Marble)

Slide 07: Flooded Marsh (on Blue Marble)

Say:

Let me show you the impact that sea level rise has already had in Maryland.

13 Chesapeake Bay islands have disappeared in recent memory. And, each year, there are over 500 acres of shoreline lost to erosion. If sea level continues to rise, tidal wetlands along the coasts would be flooded. 

Notes and Rationale:

This beat in the narrative specifies negative effects on marine life using a concrete local/regional example.

When selecting examples tailored to your region, seek out scientific research to support the evidence of impacts being observed. Avoid including speculative findings. 

In pilot testing, this example was particularly memorable and compelling for visitors. Balancing this startling fact with a reasonable, even tone is an important framing technique here.

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