Ben Strauss on Coastal Flooding With PBS NewsHour

Program Summary

Our Dr. Ben Strauss talked with Hari Sreenivasan of PBS NewsHour about our recent flooding report on unnatural coastal floods. The report ties human-caused carbon emissions to an increase in coastal flooding all over the globe

“The sharp increase in floods caused by us that we have seen over the last several decades is only just the beginning,” Strauss explains in the segment. “We’re a few inches into a problem that’s going to be measured in feet this century. And I’m afraid to say we can expect floods and flooding to accelerate a great deal more, even in the next two or three decades, than in the — than what we have already seen in the last two or three decades.”