Would flooding Death Valley offset sea level rise?

By Dean Russell | WBUR - NPR Boston |

WBUR | NPR BOSTON - The seas are rising. Humans have already pumped enough greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere to raise ocean levels up to 2 feet by the end of the century, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. If we do not curb our use of fossil fuels, we are looking at up to 7 feet.

I called up hydrologist Hoori Ajami at UC Riverside. Her first reaction?

Hoori Ajami: As human beings, we are trying to dominate nature. I mean, what's the point of creating another Salton Sea?

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