Climate Change

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A first of its kind study finds, even a small rise in sea level could lead to more coastal flooding worldwide.  A team of scientists, including experts from Virginia Tech, predicts a warming planet will see more ‘worst case scenarios’ more often if nothing is done to prevent it.

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Climate change is more than a theory. Now it’s an economic reality. And, it’s already taking a toll on property values across Virginia.

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They call Chicago ‘The City of Big Shoulders', but the State of the Virginia is becoming a state of ‘long shoulders.' Scientists are finding that our seasons of spring and fall, also known as the ‘shoulder seasons,’ are getting longer.  

Pamela D'Angelo

You may remember earlier this year when President Trump made a call to the mayor of Tangier Island. The island is slowly disappearing into the Chesapeake Bay, sinking at the same time sea-level is rising at a faster pace due to climate change. Trump told him not to worry. But his Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, is doing the opposite, facing down climate change as a threat to national security.

Recently, top regional brass spent a day with scientists and policymakers at the William & Mary Law School. All agreed, it's going to be a long, very expensive battle.

Could Individual States Lead Climate Change Efforts?

May 30, 2017
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Governor Terry McAuliffe recently unveiled a plan to cut back on the state’s carbon emission output. As Nick Gilmore reports, it may be a trend that other states adopt in the future.

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