Mother Nature’s New Rules
Climate Change Journalist Warns: 'Mother Nature Is Playing By Different Rules Now'
Terry Gross and Jeff Goodell, October 24, 2017 (Fresh Air)
FRESH AIR’s Terry Gross interviewed Rolling Stone contributing editor Jeff Goodell about his new book The Water Will Come. The book is about what cities around the world face in a future of rising seas and increasingly intense storms. Goodell, who has covered climate change for 15 years, told her that no one can predict exactly what the impacts of the changing climate will be. But “these storms that we've seen this season are an indicator,” he said. “Mother Nature is playing by different rules now.” The 38-minute conversation covered the science of climate change and its impacts in Alaska, Greenland, and Florida. Goodell described his reporting about Miami and what he foresees for the future of the city. “There's no high ground to run to,” he said. The city will be inundated but the impact its citizens have not come to terms with yet is the “economic collapse and economic problems that are going to be caused by a plummet in real estate values, which are really important to the Florida economy…” click here for more