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Why ice melting in Antarctica is a bigger problem for Galveston than other places

A recent NPR report examines how. We ask NPR’s Rebecca Hersher about it.


Melting ice in Antarctica threatens to increase sea level rise on Galveston Island more than other places.


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Ice is melting rapidly in Antarctica, and that's causing sea levels to rise across the planet. But why is that a bigger problem nearly 8,000 miles away in Galveston than in other places?

A recent multimedia report from NPR examined just that.

In the audio above, Rebecca Hersher, who covers climate science for NPR, joins us to explain. We also review ongoing efforts to protect Galveston in the future.

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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