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Charlotte Talks: How Climate Change Impacts Severe Weather


Thursday, October 18, 2018

On this hour of Charlotte Talks, we discuss the impact of climate change and what Charlotte is doing to address it.

Over the last two months North Carolina has seen two destructive hurricanes pass our way. First Florence then Michael. The two storms combined have dealt over 40 billion dollars in damage throughout the country. Studies have shown that the planet has warmed significantly over the past few decades, and that warming has caused changes in the environment in which extreme weathers events, such as hurricanes occur. Warmer waters, fuel hurricanes, making them more powerful. And higher sea levels make already dangerous storm surges even worse.


Kendra Pierre Louis, climate reporter, New York Times

Harvard Ayers, professor, Appalachian State University

Jennifer Roberts, board member, NC Climate Solutions Coalition