Video: Sanjay Gupta assesses climate change impact 04:20 (CNN)
The people of El Paso, Texas, are resilient. Living in the middle of the harsh Chihuahuan Desert, the city has no other choice. On average, 15 days every year spike over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The city gets little relief with annual rainfall of just about 9 inches.
It’s one of the hottest cities in the country. One of its prime sources … [more…]
A map of ocean salinity at the surface, one way scientists track the effects of shifting storms or melting ice. Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.
An international collaboration among dozens of scientists has come within less than a millimeter of attaining a long-sought goal: accounting for all the jostling, overlapping, and constantly changing contributions to global sea-level rise.
A just-published paper assembles virtually all the puzzle … [more…]
Mike Draper raised his house in southern Dorchester County seven feet to protect it from rising waters. PHOTO BY DAVE HARP
Maryland’s Dorchester County is ground zero for climate change on Chesapeake Bay, as rising seas claim more and more land. An e360 video explores the quiet beauty of this liquid landscape and how high tides and erosion are putting the bay’s rural communities at risk.
I’m making a film … [more…]
Carbon emissions are acidifying the ocean so quickly that the seafloor is disintegrating.
According to a new study, ocean acidification is setting off a dangerous feedback loop that’s dissolving the very bottom of the ocean.
According to a study published this week in PNAS, this sets off a feedback loop that acidifies the ocean even more quickly, a process that is already killing off foundational marine life species such as … [more…]