Climate change: A slow-burn existential threat | Jon Gertner

July 15th, 2019


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Give yourself the gift of knowledge — subscribe to Big Think Edge: http://bit.ly/bigthinkedge - There are islands in the Chesapeake Bay that have already succumbed to sea level rise, one of them is Holland Island. - Even in a best case scenario, the consensus is that we'll get at least two feet of sea level rise by the year 2100. - One big question is: What will happen when flooding gets worse and worse and people decide there's no hope for them anymore to live in their respective towns. Jon Gertner is a journalist and historian whose stories on science, technology, and nature have appeared in a host of national magazines. Since 2003 he has worked mainly as a feature writer for the New York Times Magazine. His first book, The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, was a New York Times bestseller. His latest is The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future (https://amzn.to/2L917gH) If you're interested in licensing this or any other Big Think clip for commercial or private use, contact our licensing partner Executive Interviews: https://www.executiveinterviews.biz/r... Read more at BigThink.com: https://bigthink.com/videos/climate-c... Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink