Life at Sea Level: Living with climate change on the Chesapeake Bay
Scientists have been telling us for some time that much of what we do in our every-day lives creates gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. That leads to rising temperatures globally, melting ice caps and rising sea levels that threaten coastal communities. And the low lying Chesapeake Bay region is particularly vulnerable.
Already, islands that once appeared on navigational charts have disappeared. And scientists predict Smith and Tangier islands could be next. Now, some coastal communities are trying to stem that tide.
In this series, Life at Sea Level: Living with climate change on the Chesapeake Bay, correspondent Pamela D’Angelo travels round the bay to hear from different waterfront communities about potential solutions.