Thursday, January 27, 2022

Grading Yourself is Tough

If you give yourself too good a grade, and people will think your cheating; give yourself too bad a grade and they might thing you aren't trying very hard, and not give you more money to do what your doing. A B- seems about optimal to say we're trying hard but we need more help! WTOP: Maryland gives itself B-minus for adapting to climate change in coastal areas

So how is Maryland doing when it comes to confronting the rising temperatures, stronger storms and increased flooding already being experienced due to climate change?

The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES) has collaborated with the Adaptation and Resiliency Work Group of the Maryland Commission on Climate Change and the Department of Natural Resources on a first-of-its-kind report card that gives a snapshot of the current adaptation status in Maryland’s coastal counties and establishes a framework for measuring future progress.
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The report card, which was released Friday, gives the state an overall grade of B-minus. However, the review outlined several shortfalls that could lead to more significant damage.

“Some indicators that were measured already meet, or are close to meeting, current adaptation goals, while others require significant investment to achieve adaptation goals,” the scientists and researchers who compiled the report wrote.

The report card comes as the General Assembly prepares once again to consider aggressive legislation to address climate change in the state. The Senate and House could not agree on the best approach to the legislation in the final hours of last year’s legislative session.

"We're trying really hard; if only we had more money! 

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