CBS News quotes Mayewski in report on sea level rise

Paul Mayewski, director of the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, was quoted in a CBS News article about a new report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The report states global sea level rise is unfolding at a stunning pace, and over the coming decades, some parts of the nation’s coastline will be hit harder than others. The report outlined six likely scenarios for sea level rise, ranging in severity from low to extreme, so communities and the federal government can plan around those likelihoods, according to the article. In historical perspective, Arctic warming over the past five years is “as fast and as large a magnitude” as the warming that occurred during the last vestiges of the Ice Age 11,500 years ago — the transition that gave birth to our modern climate era, Mayewski told CBS News in a recent interview.