Tom Horton

Tom Horton, a longtime environmental reporter for the Baltimore Sun, is author of several books on the Chesapeake Bay, including Bay Country and An Island Out of Time: A Memoir of Smith Island in the Chesapeake.

Climate Change

Beach bummer: Time to kiss your coastal real estate goodbye

Climate change is rearing its head around the Chesapeake Bay, where sea level is projected to rise 3 feet by century’s end, and more severe storm surges are a certainty. Longtime environmental writer Tom Horton says it’s time to put the kibosh on coastal development, and beat an “orderly retreat” inland.