Facing the floodwaters are 94,000 miles of U.S. coastline and more than $1 trillion in infrastructure.
The shells of baby oysters are dissolving, causing big problems for a multi-generational family farm.
Alterations in precipitation patterns and reduced snowpack are some of the climate-related changes that will affect the water supply.
Texas rancher Clay Igo sums it up: “It seems like it is doin’ nothing but getting hotter, and drier, and less rain, yearly.”
Oceans make up 70 percent of the Earth’s surface; as they absorb more and more atmospheric heat and CO2, their changes will be felt on land, too.
The story in the Southwest is the story of water.
Climate change stands to change agriculture, with increased droughts, decreased yields, and new challenges from pests — which means disruption and hardship for humans.
Global warming harms our well-being in many ways, including impacts from extreme weather events, wildfires, and decreased air quality.
Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin has firsthand experience of the spread of wildfires throughout the western United States.