The endless gas lines, the fuel shortages across America – they’re usually blamed on OPEC’s oil embargo that began 40 years ago this month. It was meant as punishment for backing Israel in the Yom Kippur War. But the US was on its march to an oil crisis way before the fighting started.
Science and nature writer Gretel Ehrlich traveled to Greenland for BURN’s Rising Seas project. She writes, “Twenty years after my first visit to Greenland, I returned to Greenland…to contemplate the demise of ice.”
A major report out last week on the causes of climate change points squarely at humans. And the damage is sweeping. Ahead of BURN’s upcoming rising seas special, here’s what hundreds of scientists say about why the oceans are getting warmer, and bigger.