Patrick McMillan takes viewers from the sands of Hunting Island State Park to other communities along coastal South Carolina and Georgia, exploring diverse perspectives on the impact of sea level rise on the Eastern Seaboard.

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Sea Change, Part 1 - Introduction
Sea Change, Part 1 - Introduction

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1.The divisive topic of climate change has been an ongoing debate in recent history. Questions like, “what do we save?” “Who do we save?” and “How do we save?” are among the many questions people are...
Sea Change, Part 2 - Diving Deeper
Sea Change, Part 2 - Diving Deeper

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Damage from rising water levels and storms can be seen with the naked eye, but how far does the damage really go? How much do these changes impact peoples’ daily lives, along with the environment...
Sea Change, Part 3 - Rising Tides
Sea Change, Part 3 - Rising Tides

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The primary and most visible impact of climate change is the accelerated increase of sea levels. Localized flooding has always been a problem for citizens in Charleston and Beaufort, with impacts such...
Sea Change, Part 4 - Storm Warning
Sea Change, Part 4 - Storm Warning

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Hurricanes Matthew and Irma caused an incredible amount of damage to the low country, causing erosion, debris, and millions of dollars in property damage. Some peoples’ lives were hit hard; those who...
Sea Change, Part 5 - Economic Waves
Sea Change, Part 5 - Economic Waves

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Climate change has also made a significant impact on the economy of the low country. The billion dollar tourism industry is at risk, since banks may stop lending money due to rising maintenance and...
Sea Change, Part 6 - Changing Seas
Sea Change, Part 6 - Changing Seas

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The rising ocean temperatures are causing species of fish in the southeast to move further north. The increases in temperature, and salinity in the ocean will cause significant ecological shifts. As...
Sea Change, Part 7 - Cultural Ripples
Sea Change, Part 7 - Cultural Ripples

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Global warming also threatens the low country’s cultures, and the people living in the region. Making sweet-grass baskets, and growing rice have African origins, being passed down and taught through...
Sea Change, Part 8 - Political Currents
Sea Change, Part 8 - Political Currents

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The piece called “Inconvenient Truth” made by Al Gore is viewed as one of the biggest causes of political polarization on the topic of global warming. Global warming was, at the time, deemed a...
Sea Change, Part 9 - Weather Or Not
Sea Change, Part 9 - Weather Or Not

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There is a need for re-ordering public policy. Millions of dollars in funding are spent on disaster relief, when money should be spent on disaster prevention and preparedness. Many peoples’ homes are...