By 2050, experts predict that average sea level could rise as much as 2 feet (and up to 5 feet by the end of the century). With more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, and approximately 265,000 acres of land that is less than 5 feet above sea level, Maryland’s coastal communities are among the most vulnerable in the country. In Maryland, greenhouse emissions come from electricity use and the transportation sector. Maryland currently has a goal to reduce these emissions by 25 percent from a 2006 baseline by 2020. However, the latest science says that we need to do more. Maryland LCV is working to ensure Maryland is a leader in fighting the climate crisis.