Climate Change http://redriverradio.org en Burn: Rising Seas http://redriverradio.org/post/burn-rising-seas <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, November 17 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You know all about that abundant, dirt-cheap fossil fuel that’s spurred the spectacular development of modern society? Turns out it’s not as cheap as we thought. Hydrocarbon energy&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">releases enormous amounts of heat-trapping gases into the atmosphere, and the Earth’s oceans absorb about 80 percent of that heat. That means sea levels are rising, and they’ll continue&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">to rise for hundreds of years to come. The next BURN explores sea-level rise in south Florida, along the Louisiana/Texas Gulf Coast, in New York City, and in Greenland. <strong><a href="http://burnanenergyjournal.com/" target="_blank">Visit the BURN web site here</a>.</strong></span></div><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 36144 at http://redriverradio.org Burn: Rising Seas America Abroad: The Global Water Challenge http://redriverradio.org/post/america-abroad-global-water-challenge-0 <p><strong>Airs Sunday, August 18 at 6 p.m.</strong> The world's population is growing, and with it, so is the demand for water. On this month's program, America Abroad examines global issues related to water, from dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, to droughts and floods in Queensland, Australia. We'll also discuss solutions-from water-related I.T. in the developing world to solar-powered purification after the Haiti earthquake. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 23:00:00 +0000 32186 at http://redriverradio.org America Abroad: The Global Water Challenge RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities http://redriverradio.org/post/rise-climate-change-and-coastal-communities-0 <p><strong>Airs Monday, August 13 at 8:00 p.m.<br />Program Two: Facing the Riding Tide</strong><br />Even when we do understand climate change and it&rsquo;s impacts, we often do nothing. Why is this? Part Two brings us portraits of two families, a farmer and a land developer. The Mellos and the Fosters provide two different answers to this question. Tue, 14 Aug 2012 01:00:00 +0000 14923 at http://redriverradio.org RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities http://redriverradio.org/post/rise-climate-change-and-coastal-communities <p><strong>Airs Monday, August 6 at 8:00 p.m.<br />Program One: Sounding the Waters</strong><br />Sea level rise and increasingly extreme weather patterns are two of the impacts of climate change. How are these phenomena created? What effects will they have on our coastlines? To what extent are we feeling them already? And what can we do to adapt to changing conditions? We explore these questions with a visit to San Francisco&rsquo;s financial district and other spots around the Bay. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 01:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 14921 at http://redriverradio.org RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities History Matters: Dust Bowls and Climate Change http://redriverradio.org/post/history-matters-dust-bowls-and-climate-change <p>Commentator Gary Joiner takes a historic look at the Dust Bowl compared to today&rsquo;s climate.<span style="display: none">&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 12:35:00 +0000 Gary Joiner, Ph.D. 4619 at http://redriverradio.org History Matters: Dust Bowls and Climate Change