Date Archives 2017

Talking to people who see climate change with their eyes but still can’t admit it’s real

What’s Happening To Tangier Island? | November 15, 2017 Act 3 | Full Frontal on TBS

Can Allana Harkin respectfully convince the people of Tangier Island that climate change is real before it swallows them whole? Produced by Mike Rubens. Watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee all new Wednesdays at 10:30/ 9:30c on TBS!

 

Fewer than half of Americans think climate change will pose a threat to their way of life within their lifetimes.

They should hear about Tangier Island.

The island, located in the Chesapeake Bay off the coast of Virginia’s mainland, is quite literally sinking into the sea. Since 1850, its land mass has decreased by two-thirds, and scientific estimates suggest that within the next half century, it’ll be completely uninhabitable.

Tangier Mayor James Eskridge insists that the real issue is erosion. And Esktridge’s view is far from uncommon.

Samantha Bee correspondent Allana Harkin travelled to the island to talk to people. I gave her a few tips.

Read full article, here.

Revolt: The Kingdom And The Power Can a new generation of evangelicals change the way Christians think about climate change?

Evangelical Christians might be the most powerful voting block in America. They’re also far less likely than the general public to believe in human-caused climate change. In this report, we talk with faith leaders, theologians, scientists and other evangelicals rallying around climate change — often on opposing sides of the issue.

Our series “Revolt” explores climate and energy issues in a fresh context focused on Middle America. This is the last of six episodes. Watch them all here.

The Climate Risks We Face

Since the dawn of the industrial age, humans have been pumping increasing amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere by burning coal, oil and gas. Researchers at the Mauna Loa Observatory, perched on the side of a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island, have measured atmospheric levels of this greenhouse gas since 1958. That first year,… Read More