Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Climate change, rising sea level threaten Kennedy Space Center launch site

NASA is Facing a Climate Change Countdown.  (The New York Times, 4/4/2016)
Like so much of Florida, the Space Coast — a 72-mile stretch along the Atlantic — is feeling the threat of climate change. Some of the erosion is caused by the churning energy of ocean currents along the coastline. Hurricane Sandy, whose power was almost certainly strengthened by climate change, took a big bite in 2012, flattening an already damaged dune line that provided protection from the Atlantic’s battering.

Meet the Congresscritter who represents the district in which the Kennedy Space Center is located.

Photo sourceU.S. Congress

Text sourceHill Heat

Other climate change posts: 
Cold enough for you?  (3/9/2014)

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