Smith speaks to WMTW about flooding in Maine

Sean Smith, associate professor at the School of Earth and Climate Sciences at the University of Maine, spoke to WMTW (ABC 8 in Portland) about Mainers recovering from flooding after heavy rainfall last week. “The frequency and magnitude of flooding is generally on an upward trend in the region. Both climate changes and land cover changes are the two drivers of the flooding magnitudes and frequency in the Maine landscape and both of those are changing,” Smith said.