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Sea Level Rise to Put the “Squeeze” on Coastal Georgia

Sea Level Rise to Put the “Squeeze” on Coastal Georgia

Mention “global warming in this part of the world and most people's eyes will glaze over. Sea level rise, however, has tangibility that residents here experience with every high tide.… Read More

Georgia’s Coastal Infrastructure Under Threat

Georgia’s Coastal Infrastructure Under Threat

In another 75 years, Hurley says people’s homes on Savannah’s west side are not going to be habitable due to tidal flooding, creating some real engineering hurdles.… Read More

Why Global Warming Slowed in the 2000’s: Another Possible Explanation

Why Global Warming Slowed in the 2000’s: Another Possible Explanation

Where the two studies emphatically agree is that if the level of aerosols goes down - due to a lull in eruptions, or a reduction in coal-plant pollution, or both - the pace of warming would likely pick up.… Read More

Climate Change May Make Carbon Sinks Less Effective, Studies Say

Climate Change May Make Carbon Sinks Less Effective, Studies Say

New research has revealed surprising details on which carbon sinks are doing the heaviest lifting, and some not-so surprising details about how effective these carbon sinks are likely to be in the future as the climate changes. … Read More

With Record Heat Elsewhere, Why is the West Coast Summer So Cool?

Climate Central's Phil Duffy joins KQED's Forum to discuss the cool summer along the West Coast, the hot summer elsewhere, and global warming. Read More

Communities Blow Back at Wind Farm Development

Communities Blow Back at Wind Farm Development

Drawn by abundant lake breezes and economic incentives for renewable energy, developers have flocked to the Great Lakes in recent years. But many proposals have run into strong local resistance.… Read More

Climate Change Tempers Good News About Colorado River Basin Water Supply

Climate Change Tempers Good News About Colorado River Basin Water Supply

And the good news is not limited to the snowpack and river flows. A report released in June by the Pacific Institute, a non-profit research group, reveals that municipal users of Colorado River Basin water have become remarkably more efficient.… Read More

Montana Oil Spill Illustrates Climate-Related Risks to Pipelines, Experts Say

Montana Oil Spill Illustrates Climate-Related Risks to Pipelines, Experts Say

The river level, running well above flood stage, may have scoured the riverbed and exposed a pipeline, operated by Exxon Mobil Corp., that was supposed to be buried more than five feet deep.… Read More