Now there is more carbon dioxide trapping heat than in the past 800,000 years.
The Post and Courier
In a four-page comic book set, the underlying message is accurate: Because we’ve released so much CO2, we’ve unleashed massive changes in the climate.
Developers continue to transform forests and wetlands into even more homes and shopping centers—destroying acres of spongy land that could help sop up Charleston's rising waters.
Charleston-area floodwaters are a festering soup of disease-carrying microbes. Tests results of water samples showed sky-high levels of E. coli bacteria — in some places more than 60 times higher than state limits.
In two hours, more than 3 inches fell by Charleston’s medical district as streets turned into rapids. Have the floods gotten worse in recent years? “No doubt,” said one resident.
Rainstorms flooded the Charleston area with a murky soup that likely contains unsafe levels of bacteria and viruses.
As the pace of sea level rise accelerates and flooding becomes more frequent, marginalized communities are hit hardest.