Antarctica has long been considered a last redoubt of cold in a warming globe. But new science suggests that a key part of Antarctica is warming up fast. As Sam Eaton reports, the finding could cause scientists to rethink their sea level projections for later this century.
“Superstorm” Sandy might’ve been the loudest, but the warnings about the growing threats from climate change having been coming fast and furious this fall. As part of our collaboration with the PBS program NOVA, Sam Eaton files this series of three reports examining some of the latest research and most pressing concerns.
As international climate negotiators meet in Doha, Qatar, scientists are issuing a stark warning of possibly huge emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from the warming Arctic.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, debate is again raging in the United States about the dangers of climate change. Now two high-profile reports warn that without big changes we’re headed for catastrophic climate disruption.
Months before both this year’s record Arctic ice melt and Hurricane Sandy, a climatologist identified changing weather patterns that suggest links between the two seemingly separate events. Sam Eaton reports from New Jersey.
The impact of this summer’s drought in the US may well be felt around the globe and many of world’s poor will feel the squeeze as harvests fall and prices rise.
Barely a year after a massive earthquake and tsunami crippled northern Japan, there’s increasing fear of a big quake hitting Tokyo. Reporter Sam Eaton recently spent time with one of Japan’s leading seismologists, and a survivor of the last major quake to hit Tokyo, nearly 90 years ago.
One year after the Fukushima disaster nearly all of Japan’s 54 nuclear power plants are out of service and the country is facing a major power crunch. The government has promised a major shift toward cleaner renewable energy to help fill the gap. But as Sam Eaton reports, the country’s clean energy revolution has yet to get much traction.
The massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011 has caused the greatest crisis in that country since the second world war. With towns wiped off the map, 20,000 dead or missing and an ongoing nuclear nightmare around the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the disaster has already cost billions and displaced tens of thousands, and will reverberate far into Japan’s future.
Last year’s tsuanami virtually destroyed many northern Japanese fishing communities. A year later, residents are struggling to rebuild, but as Sam Eaton reports, some are finding that the disaster has given them the opportunity to chart a new course.
Anchor Marco Werman talks to reporter Sam Eaton about the cultural impact on the Japanese of last year’s tsunami and nuclear meltdowns. Eaton has been reporting from Japan for The World on the legacy of the twin disasters a year later.
A year after a tsunami triggered a triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant, the cleanup of the contaminated area around the plant has just begun. And as Sam Eaton reports from the hot zone, no one knows if it will ever be finished, because no one’s ever tried anything like it.
A year after a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami, coastal towns in northern Japan have barely begun to rebuild. Reporter Sam Eaton visited the ravaged area and spoke with residents trying to rebuild their communities and lives.
Climate scientists say that as the world is warming up, polar ice is melting a lot faster than expected.