Days of heavy rains inundated southeastern Mexico in late October and early November 2007, causing massive displacement of people. Mexico’s president Felipe CalderÃ³n calls the flood one of the worst natural disasters in the nation’s history.
Further evidence for the decline of the oceans’ historical role as an important sink for atmospheric carbon dioxide is supplied by new research by environmental scientists from the University of East Anglia (UEA).
Another study concludes that the rate at which the Greenland ice mass is sliding into the ocean is increasing.
Water levels in the Great Lakes are falling. For example, Lake Ontario is about seven inches below where it was a year ago. As water levels fall shipping companies face millions in additional costs.
Georgia’s governor declared a state of emergency for 85 counties
Scientists predict 1-m sea level rise within 50 years.
The West is the fastest-growing part of the country. It’s also the driest. And climate change could be making matters much, much worse.
Cindy Lee Van Dover is a pioneer: a submarine pilot and the first woman to direct the Duke University Marine Laboratory. This interview gives insite into the life, career and discoveries of an impressive woman.