Ready Or Not

New England has already started experiencing the effects of climate change: sea levels are rising, water temperatures are warming and major storms are becoming stronger. But are Rhode Island and the South Coast prepared for the consequences of these changes?

 

Avory Brookins, Rhode Island Public Radio's Environment Reporter, investigates that question to find out if we're "ready or not." Each week, she'll reveal who and what are the most vulnerable to the effects of climate change, and what more needs to be done to prepare.

 

 

Juan Rodriguez

Eileen Sheehan lives only about a couple hundred feet away from the Westport River. Through the windows in her living room, you can see light from the sun twinkling off the water. 

However, Sheehan said these days, it's depressing to look out into the river because of what's been happening to the salt marsh islands.