WRAL-TV will join NBC News and more than 250 news outlets in an initiative dedicating next week to covering the most important issues affecting our environment. Beginning this Monday, September 16, the week-long series, “Climate in Crisis,” will focus on current climate issues on a local and national level.
WRAL-TV will take a look at global issues that have a huge impact in North Carolina. Stories will include local flooding and climate change, building along the coast despite rising sea levels, how farmers are affected, longer mosquito seasons, and even how beer prices are being affected by climate change. Additionally, the WRAL Documentary, “Sea Change” will re-air on September 21 at 7 p.m. “Sea Change” examines how sea level rise is affecting coastal North Carolina.
For the series nationally, Al Roker traveled to Kulusuk, Greenland where he flew with NASA on a first-of-its-kind Oceans Melting Greenland mission, which examined the role the ocean plays in melting glaciers. His reports will air Monday and Tuesday on TODAY. Additionally, Lester Holt will travel to Alaska, to cover the impact of climate on the region’s landscape. Holt’s special segment will air on Nightly News Monday, September 16. Stories will also be featured from NBC’s new Climate Unit, which was born from its previous Weather Unit and will devote its resources, reporters and correspondents to covering the world’s climate and environment.
“I’m thrilled that WRAL decided to join in on this very important conversation,” said WRAL Meteorologist and Weather Executive Producer Aimee Wilmoth. “We are poised to share with our viewers how climate change is impacting us right here in North Carolina.”
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