Can we stop our world from flooding?
In April 2023 alone, floods hit numerous regions of the United States, including land-locked states like Kansas, Tennessee and Colorado. With warmer temperatures and human activity causing the oceans to rise and the ground to sink, flooding is now a question of “when,” not “if.” NOAA oceanographer WIlliam Sweet explains why those disasters are getting worse and how we can prepare for a “floodier future.”
Seeking A Scientist is a production of KCUR Studios, made possible with support from the Stowers Institute for Medical Researchand design help from PRX.
This episode was produced by Dr. Kate Biberdorf, Byron Love and Suzanne Hogan, edited by Mackenzie Martin and CJ Janovy, with help from Genevieve Des Marteau.
Our original theme music is by The Coma Calling. Additional music from Blue Dot Sessions.