5 ways climate change could alter life in SC after 2030

This article discusses 5 ways climate change could alter life in SC after 2030.

If carbon emissions are not radically cut by 2030, Charlestonians could see far stronger storms and the disappearance of shellfish habitat, according to a new broad-based review of climate change science.

The report, published this month by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, compared greenhouse gas-caused atmospheric warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) with 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) — the benchmark that has outlined large-scale agreements like the Paris Climate Accord.

They are: harsher hurricanes, dwindling oyster harvests, worse flooding, higher electric bills, and wealth transfer (loss of jobs).

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