From Robert Whitcomb’s “Digital Diary,’’ in GoLocal24.com
Many people along the southern New England coast and beyond will want to follow the work of a consortium called Keeping History Above Water that addresses the threat to low-lying historic neighborhoods from the rising seas associated with global warming. Newport’s Point neighborhood, with its wealth of 18th Century structures, is a prime example of a place in peril. It might become very own Atlantis soon enough.
The group describes itself:
“Keeping History Above Water began as a simple idea for a conference to be hosted by the Newport Restoration Foundation in Newport, Rhode Island in the spring of 2016…. Keeping History Above Water has expanded to include a variety of activities related to climate and cultural heritage across Rhode Island and around the world. Annual conferences, hosted in vulnerable regions across the country, are a centerpiece of Keeping History Above Water.’’
Its next conferences will be in St. Augustine, Fla., May 5-8, and Nantucket, June 26-28.