Sea Levels Science en 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="" target="_blank">Visit the BURN web site here</a>.</strong></span></div><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 00:00:00 +0000 36144 at Burn: Rising Seas