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Local Impacts of Climate Change in Charleston, SC | Sea Change

By Kaitlyn Park

charleston along the marsh

Anyone who has paid attention to the news in the last two decades has become familiar with the phrase "climate change." A topic of political and cultural discussion, individuals across the world have had to consider what effects climate change could have on the planet. But what can the southeastern United States expect in impacts?

The SCETV Special Sea Change looks at the current issues facing the Charleston area, and what communities in this region can expect and must do, as sea levels continue to rise.

Local Impacts of Climate Change in Myrtle Beach, SC | Sea Change

By Kaitlyn Park

Sunset on Myrtle Beach

Anyone who has paid attention to the news in the last two decades has become familiar with the phrase "climate change." A topic of political and cultural discussion, individuals across the world have had to consider what effects climate change could have on the planet. But what can the southeastern United States expect in impacts?

Understanding Climate Change Through Virtual Reality

By Kaitlyn Park

deforestation on mountain

"The issues of climate change are huge. Not only are they huge, but they are complex," explains Mildred McClain, Ed.D., of Citizens for Environmental Justice in the upcoming SCETV documentary, Sea Change.

"We have to localize it because if you keep it in its comprehensive, big framework, folks will be overwhelmed and feel as though, 'I can't do anything about that.' But everybody can do something about reducing the carbon footprint, and preparing people to deal with the reality of climate change, which is already with us."

Charleston Community Leaders Institute | Climate Change: A Local Focus

By Kaitlyn Park

charleston battery

MUSC's Public Information and Community Outreach Group convened four Community Leaders Institutes in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Beaufort and Savannah. The following is the discussion from Charleston, S.C.

Each institute included a panel of local experts who spoke to the issues and impacts of Climate Change from a uniquely local perspective. Open to the public, these panel discussions presented diverse opinions and perspectives on key issues, such as sea level rise, health impacts, economic issues, education, overall climate change and community engagement.

Beaufort Community Leaders Institute | Climate Change: A Local Focus

By Kaitlyn Park

dock at Beaufort, SC

MUSC's Public Information and Community Outreach Group convened four Community Leaders Institutes in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Beaufort and Savannah. The following is the discussion from Beaufort, S.C.

Each institute included a panel of local experts who spoke to the issues and impacts of Climate Change from a uniquely local perspective. Open to the public, these panel discussions presented diverse opinions and perspectives on key issues, such as sea level rise, health impacts, economic issues, education, overall climate change and community engagement.

Global Climate Change Summit COP23 Begins in Germany

By Kaitlyn Park

ice bergs melting

Today, Nov. 6, 2017, marks the beginning of the world's largest Climate Change Summit. Representatives from almost 200 countries will gather in the city of Bonn, Germany for the United Nations' 23rd climate change conference of the parties, COP23, under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), which aims to halt global warming, says the Huffington Post.

Local Impacts of Climate Change in Savannah, GA | Sea Change

By Kaitlyn Park

Savannah bridge

Anyone who has paid attention to the news in the last two decades has become familiar with the phrase "climate change." A topic of political and cultural discussion, individuals across the world have had to consider what effects climate change could have on the planet. But what can the southeastern United States expect in impacts?

The SCETV Special Sea Change looks at the current issues facing coastal Georgia, particularly Savannah and Tybee Island, and what these communities can expect and must do, as sea levels continue to rise.

Hurricane Irma Takes Iconic Folly Boat for a Ride

By Kaitlyn Park

BOAT AT FOLLY BEACH, PAINTED

Anyone who has made the pilgrimage to Folly Beach, S.C., has a memory of the brightly painted boat to the right of the road. Sitting just off the marsh, the vessel had become emblematic of the seaside that lays just down the road.

Governor McMaster Irma Update: 09/11/2017 2 p.m.

By Kaitlyn Park

flooding in charleston

Governor Henry McMaster held a press conference at 2 p.m. today, Monday, Sept. 11, 2017, from South Carolina's Emergency Management Division.

"We are very proud of the way citizens have responded to our urgings and warnings, and information. This has been a plan that has gone according to the way it was devised." Governor McMaster said.

Though Irma moved to the west out of direct damage to South Carolina, the governor advised, "It's still a dangerous storm. There's still a lot of danger out there." 

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