Climate change threatens U.S. energy supply

Climate scientists predict that current trends of rising sea levels, harder rainfalls and stronger hurricanes fueled by warmer oceans will hammer the Gulf Coast’s oil and chemical infrastructure. At stake is one of the most critical components of the U.S. and global energy system.

Medill National Security reporter Sonja Elmquist reports from Houston on the threat of climate change to oil infrastructure. Read “Houston oil infrastructure exposed to storms” on our site.