Scientists Link Trend to Global Warming
WHAT: Environment Maryland will hold a press conference to release a new report documenting the increase in the frequency of extreme rainstorms and snowstorms over the past 65 years in Maryland. Recent extreme rainstorms and snowstorms are highlighted as part of a larger trend of more powerful storms occurring more often—a trend that scientists have linked to global warming. Advocates will use this latest data as further evidence for the compelling need for state and federal leaders to reduce global warming pollution.
WHO: Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-3), U.S. House of Representatives
Ben Zaitchik, Asst. Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences, Johns Hopkins University
Ken Mallette, Executive Director, MD Emergency Management Agency, invited
Tommy Landers, Director, Environment Maryland
WHEN: 10:00 AM, Tuesday, July 31st, 2012
WHERE: Broadway Street Pier in Fells Point.
VISUALS: Backdrop of inner harbor that has flooded in recent years. Enlarged map showing extreme precipitation trends.