UMES Prof. appointed to climate change commission


A local college professor has been appointed to the Maryland Commission on Climate Change. Dr. Paulinus Chigbu is the director of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s NOAA Living Marine Resources Cooperative Science Center. He will now serve on the commission’s science and technology working group.

The group makes recommendations to Maryland’s Secretary of the Environment. Dr. Chigbu says the mission of the working group is to provide current information on the science of climate change. He tells us that’s important for resilience planning, especially noting the Eastern Shore’s importance given concerns surrounding the areas vulnerability to rising sea levels.

“It is also an opportunity for us to share information through this working group on the research that is conducted at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in the area of marine fishery science, and the area of agricultural science, in relation to climate change,” says Dr. Chigbu.

Dr. Chigbu tells us the first meeting he will be a part of happens later this month.

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