An exploration into the longest running climate change experiment in the world
By Susanti Sakar, Emma Rickets, and Margaret Fleming
Tune in to this 7-minute podcast from the Smithsonian’s ongoing climate change research in a wetland near the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. Reporters Emma Ricketts, Susanti Sarkar, and Margaret Fleming talk with Gary Peresta, the site manager, and Genevieve Noyce, a research scientist, about some of the fascinating experiments they are conducting to determine larger effects of climate change on tidal wetlands. From flooding the forest with torrents of water to figure out the effects of floods on tree roots, to seeing just how unpredictable rising levels of methane can be, the Global Change Research Wetland houses the longest running climate change experiment in the world.