We’re going on an American road trip, of sorts, for this week’s Climate Cast.
We start in Jean Lafitte, a village in the Louisiana bayou that awaits the impending doom of rising ocean waters taking over the community.
The really cool fishing town of #jeanlafitte LA is fighting for survival against the rising Gulf of Mexico. How do we do cost-benefit analysis for places we love that are probably going to be underwater in 50 years? https://t.co/ATQurrpngw pic.twitter.com/hlbQwvbsY8
— MPR Weather (@MPRweather) March 8, 2018
Next, we head to Minnesota’s Lake Minnetonka where researchers are studying how warmer, shorter winters are affecting lakes come summertime.
Finally, we end up in Montana’s Glacier National Park. There, scientists have been documenting the final days of ice in the iconic park. Photos illustrate the scale of the destruction.