Month: September 2019

Next House Speaker Tackles Spending, Climate Change

Jim Saunders, News4Jax, Sept. 17, 2019 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Moments after he was formally elected Tuesday to serve as Florida’s next House speaker, Palm Harbor Republican Chris Sprowls waded into issues such as bolstering the state’s finances and addressing climate change. And he made clear he doesn’t think much of social media and the goings-on in […]

Greta Thunsberg: The Teenage Old Soul of the Climate Crisis

Bill Weir, CNN, Sept. 20, 2019 Eyes wide and head down, her discomfort with crowds and small talk make it easy to understand why Greta Thunberg says she was “an invisible girl” for most of her 16 years. But when Thunberg went to Washington — into the lights, cameras and lack-of-action that makes up […]

Climate Action Heroes in Florida Do Their Part-Large or Small

Kevin Spear, Orlando Sentinel, Sept. 19, 2019  A wildlife refuge manager fortifies crocodile nesting turf in the Keys. A college historic preservation director defends treasured architecture in St. Augustine. A Miami geologist warns of coastal ruin ahead. And a Jacksonville entrepreneur refuses to retreat from the threat of flooding. Read More

New Projections Show Sea Level Rise Accelerating in Tampa Bay

Paul LaGrone, ABC News, Sept. 19, 2019 Sea Level Rise, climate change, global warming: These are the phrases, the words, the talking points you see and hear in the headlines and the news. They have become politicized terms that either grab your attention, or turn you off, or they just linger in the background […]

Miami-Dade Leaders Develop Strategy to Help the County Address the Challenges Posed by a Warming Climate

Op-Ed by James Murley & Jane Gilbert, Miami-Dade Resiliency Officers, The Invading Sea, Sept. 13, 2019 In May, Miami-Dade County, Miami and Miami Beach collectively released Resilient305, a partnership among government, non-governmental, businesses and academic organizations designed to address the shocks and stresses posed to the Greater Miami & the Beaches (GM&B) from the warming climate. […]

20 Photos That Show How US Towns Still Haven’t Recovered From Devastating Hurricanes That Took Place Months or Even Years Ago.

Sara Kiler Watson, Insider, Sept. 17, 2019 Hurricanes are awful — they can bring storm surges, flooding, illness, property destruction, environmental degradation, and diaspora. As we’ve seen firsthand through the lens of Dorian this month, climate change is only going to worsen the damage as the years progress. Read More 

A Brief Introduction to Climate Change & Sea-Level Rise

Bruce Lieberman, Yale Climate Connections, Sept. 17, 2019 Of all the consequences of a warming world, the idea that our oceans would rise is, on its face, one of the easiest to understand – and maybe the most terrifying. We’re land animals, after all. It’s been a long, long time since we were all […]

Florida Considers State Climate Assessment

Amy Green, WMFA, Sept. 20, 2019 Florida leaders are considering launching a state climate assessment that would measure climate change’s risk to the economy, infrastructure and population. The effort is led by the Florida Climate Institute, which is meeting with Florida’s new chief science officer and chief resilience officer in the coming weeks. Read […]