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Changing Climate in the Carolinas

Flooding in West Charlotte in Nov. 2020
David Boraks
Flooding in West Charlotte in Nov. 2020

We’re presenting a special report from WFAE's climate reporter David Boraks. This hour, Boraks will take a look at how climate change is affecting the Carolinas and how we're responding. 

More intense hurricanes. Floods. Rising sea levels. Extreme heat. All are symptoms of climate change in the Carolinas and around the globe. It's not a question of when they might affect us, but how much, says Asheville climate expert Susan Joy Hassol. 

"People are more convinced than ever that this is a crisis that we need to deal with. And people are willing to deal with it. They want to deal with it. It's going to require system change," she says.

This hour, we'll learn about the connection between melting glaciers in Greenland and sea level rise on the East Coast. You'll hear from scientists, policymakers and other experts as well as from activists concerned with the inequities of climate change.

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Charlotte Talks Executive Producer Wendy Herkey has been with WFAE since 1998, beginning in the membership department, and has been on the Charlotte Talks staff since 1999.
David Boraks previously covered climate change and the environment for WFAE. See more at www.wfae.org/climate-news. He also has covered housing and homelessness, energy and the environment, transportation and business.