Climate change is a global problem, but journalist Steven Nash, who teaches at the University of Richmond, wanted to know what might happen here. He’s written a book called Virginia Climate Fever, detailing what the Commonwealth can expect in the years to come. He says the coasts will, of course, see more flooding, inland areas are also in for trouble.
Next week the U.N. will bring experts from around the world for a climate change summit in New York. On the Chesapeake Bay scientists are looking at what a warmer bay might mean for species like the blue crab and striped bass.
Two Virginia Democrats are teaming up with two Virginia Republicans in a rare bipartisan hearing into how to combat sea level rise along the eastern shore.
Most Republicans in Congress are dubious of climate scientists who claim humans are heating the planet. Take Virginia Congressman Scott Rigell. He represents a purple district encompassing all of Virginia Beach. He’s won twice running as an open-minded pragmatist. Unlike moderates elsewhere, Rigell remains dubious of human’s impact on the climate.