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New map: sea level rise will bring flooding to parts of Seattle by 2050

City of Seattle FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 1/11/2013

Councilmember Mike O’Brien
Councilmember Jean Godden

New map: sea level rise will bring flooding to parts of Seattle by 2050 But city plan will reduce greenhouse gases and adapt to climate change

Within the next 40 years,sea level rise caused by climate change will flood parts of Seattle during high tides, according to a new map developed by City planners, using conservative scientific assumptions.

But Seattle is poised to act on the recommendations of a Green Ribbon Commission, which will help the city reduce its greenhouse gases and adapt to climate change.

WHAT: News conference – at water’s edge, at the highest ‘king tide’ of the year – unveiling new map showing areas of Seattle likely to be flooded by sea level rise, and Green Ribbon Commission’s climate change recommendations.

WHO: Seattle City Councilmembers Mike O’Brien and Jean Godden; Green Ribbon Commission co-Chair Doris Koo.

WHERE: North end of Myrtle Edwards Park. (Please see map. Directions are a bit complicated, so please allow yourself time to navigate.)

WHEN: 8:30 a.m., Monday, Jan. 14, 2013.

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