Month: November 2019

Saltwater Intrusion is a Threat to the St. Johns River

Op-Ed by Lisa Rinaman, St. Johns Waterkeeper, Oct. 20, 2019 https://www.jacksonville.com/opinion/20191020/guest-column-saltwater-intrusion-is-threat-to-st-johns-river While some may view climate change as a distant problem, sea level rise and a warming planet are having significant impacts on the St. Johns River and the state of Florida right now. The time has come for us to join together by taking […]

More Parks and Resilient Spaces Hold Key to Fort Lauderdale’s Development, says Urban Land Institute

Caitie Switalski, WLRN, Oct. 18, 2019 Link: https://www.wlrn.org/post/more-parks-and-resilient-spaces-hold-key-fort-lauderdales-development-says-urban-land-institute More parks, more parks management, and more resiliency against sea-level rise might be the key to Downtown Fort Lauderdale’s future development, according to The Urban Land Institute. The real estate research group presented its big ideas to improve the city to residents and development leaders Friday, after […]

Seas Are Rising in South Florida, So Why Don’t Tide Forecasts Show That?

Jenny Staletovich, WLRN, Oct. 18, 2019 Link: https://www.wlrn.org/post/seas-are-rising-south-florida-so-why-dont-tide-forecasts-show Some of the most dramatic sea rise around South Florida has occurred in the last two decades: at least five inches near Virginia Key since 1992. Yet most of that increase is not reflected in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s tide predictions that draw so much […]

Florida Mayors Are Having a Summit on Sea-Level Rise, But Tampa Bay Mayors Aren’t There

Liz Crawford, 10 News, Oct. 22, 2019 https://www.wtsp.com/article/tech/science/environment/florida-mayors-are-having-a-summit-on-sea-level-rise-but-tampa-bay-mayors-arent-there/67-9e37483c-9846-4f6e-a04b-3bedc3de8a94 The American Flood Coalition is hosting its first Florida Mayors Summit in Washington, D.C. The summit will bring 18 current mayors, representing a population of more than 2.6 million people from across Florida, to the nation’s capital to hear from experts and talk to members of Congress […]

Climate Change Will Cost Us Even More Than We Think

Op-Ed by Naomi Oreskes & Nicholas Stern, New York Times, Oct. 23, 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/23/opinion/climate-change-costs.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage For some time now it has been clear that the effects of climate change are appearing faster than scientists anticipated. Now it turns out that there is another form of underestimation as bad or worse than the scientific one: the underestimating […]

Invading Seawater Jeopardizes South Florida’s Drinking Water, But We Can Lessen the Threat

Editorial, Sun Sentinel, Oct. 22, 2019 https://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/editorials/fl-op-editorial-sea-level-rise-drinking-water-20180601-story.html Over sea walls. Up through storm drains. And even into wells needed to keep your faucets flowing. Sea-level rise isn’t just a flooding threat to South Florida. The invading sea is also seeping in underground and coming for your drinking water. Decades of too much pumping and draining […]

Florida Mayors Head to DC to Discuss Flooding and Sea Level Rise

Brendan Rivers, WUSF, Oct. 20, 2019 https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/florida-mayors-head-dc-discuss-flooding-and-sea-level-rise The American Flood Coalition is hosting its first Florida Mayors Summit in Washington, D.C., Monday and Tuesday, where 19 current mayors, representing more than 2.6 million Floridians, will hear from experts and talk to members of Congress about flooding and sea level rise. Read More

GOP Lawmakers Focus On Climate Change

Jim Turner, Northwest Florida Daily News, Oct. 21, 2019 Link: https://www.wlrn.org/post/florida-s-gop-has-change-heart-about-climate-change Florida lawmakers are digging into issues involving climate change and greenhouse gas emissions, phrases mostly kept under wraps by state Republican leaders before last year’s elections. Senate Infrastructure and Security Chairman Tom Lee, a Thonotosassa Republican and former Senate president, said the shift in […]

DEP Says FL is Developing Strategies to Address Impacts of Climate Change

Brendan Rivers, WJCT, Oct. 24, 2019 https://news.wjct.org/post/dep-says-fl-developing-strategies-address-impacts-climate-change An official from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection told a state House subcommittee Wednesday that Florida is working to develop a statewide strategy to prepare for the impacts of climate change. “We’ve heard it said often that Florida is ground zero for sea level rise,” Alex Reed, […]

Sunshine Economy: Climate Risk and Credit

Podcast with Tom Hudson, WLRN, Oct. 21, 2019 Link: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-sunshine-economy-climate-risk-and-credit/id878145966?i=1000451768547 Ask any consumer — good credit goes a long way. It works the same for local governments. Increasingly investors in the bonds of local governments want to know more about the risks those cities and counties face from climate change, and how those risks could […]

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