News Center Maine highlights UNE documentary featuring Wahle

News Center Maine reported on a documentary created by the University of England about the effects of climate change on Maine that features Richard Wahle, a research professor in the University of Maine School of Marine Sciences and director of the Loberst Institute at UMaine. “Reckoning with Climate Change in the Gulf of Maine,” which includes input from researchers across the state, will air on Maine Public at 9 p.m. July 9 and 2 p.m. July 11. The people doing research, the professors, the scientists, they’ve got a different niche or angle in climate change, said Sarah Delage, UNE director of public relations and communications who co-created the documentary. “I really didn’t want it to just be a UNE promotional thing, so we brought in people from the outside. Rick Wahle was gracious enough to take part; he’s one of the leading experts on lobster in the state with the University of Maine Lobster Institute. We have Peter Slovinsky, who’s with the Maine and U.S. Geological Survey, he’s an expert on sea level rise and flooding; and we got Dan Chadbourne who was kind of like an old salt, regular guy, he’s a lobsterman who’s been doing it for years; his dad was a lobsterman, and he’s the Saco Harbormaster.”