Guest blog by Mason Hay and Rachel Richardson Desertification is the complex process of land that was once productive being degraded. It involves multiple causes, including drought, overgrazing, and poor agricultural methods, and it proceeds at varying rates in different climates. Deserts advance with no distinct pattern, forming patches on their borders. Areas far from […]
Guest Blog by Luke Wilson, Jasmine Woods, and Jaqueline Stogner The recent drought and influx of people in SC has caused the state-owned utility company, Santee Cooper, to propose the construction of two 660-megawatt coal-fired power plants in Florence County in order to keep up with SC’s growing electricity demand. Coal burning plants emit carbon […]
A documentary on PBS shows in details how the rising water levels as a result of climate change will affect regions around the world that live close to the coasts. Check it out.
Several floods from around the world have been in the news over the past few weeks. Even though we didn’t see many hurricanes in the Atlantic this year, localized storm activity seems to be linked to climate change. There were intense droughts followed by deluges in South Asia and also in cities right here in […]
It’s amazing how a hurricane can affect a community and change the landscape forever. 20 years ago Hurricane Hugo, a category 5 storm, touched land just north of Charleston at a speed of over 130 mi/hr and an accompanying storm surge of over 15 ft. Recently, the Post & Courier ran a retrospective on this […]