‘Journal Tribune’ quotes Christine Feurt on effect of future climate change on Wells

June 13, 2014

Christine Feurt, Ph.D., assistant lecturer in the Department of Environmental Studies, was quoted extensively in a June 5, 2014, article in the Journal Tribune titled “Town of Wells seeks resident buy-in to combat climate change.”

The article discussed the findings of a scientific report on future climate changes affecting Wells that was shared with Wells town officials and stakeholders at a May 27th public input workshop.  The report, sponsored by the New England Climate Adaption Project, was written by a team of researchers at MIT, the University of New Hampshire and the National Estuarine Research Reserve System. 

Feurt, the coordinator of the Coastal Training Program at the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, also serves as the director of the Center for Sustainable Communities within UNE’s Department of Environmental Studies. She stated, “It’s alarming to see that a significant portion of the Wells coastline will be under water by the end of the century, especially since beach tourism and marine habitats are fundamental to our local economy and way of life.”

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