Month: January 2020

We Need Task Force, Money to Begin Addressing Effects of Rising Seas

Miami Herald Editorial Board, Palm Beach Post, January 10, 2020 https://www.palmbeachpost.com/opinion/20200110/editorial-we-need-task-force-money-to-begin-addressing-effects-of-rising-seas Talk is cheap, and time is running out for Florida to get on with the difficult and expensive task of protecting its citizens from rising seas along its 1,197-mile coastline. So, it’s welcome news that lawmakers are getting behind Gov. Ron DeSantis’ pledge to […]

City of Atlantic Beach Conducts Vulnerability Assessment to Address Sea-Level

Eliza Powell, ABC News: First Coast, January 15, 2020 https://www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/local/city-of-atlantic-beach-conducts-vulnerability-assessment-to-address-sea-level/77-6c37320e-1d5f-4944-8fa0-431997a2c483  The city of Atlantic Beach conducted a sea-level rise vulnerability assessment to address the growing concern of sea-level rise on the First Coast.  Atlantic Beach City Manager Shane Corbin says current maps, “don’t address sea level.” After seeing flooding problems in St. Augustine and Downtown […]

As Seas Rise, Your Coastal Home in Florida Could Lose Value. One Report Says 15% by 2030

Alex Harris, Miami Herald, January 16, 2020 https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article239285848.html Increasing sea rise is going to water down the value of some of the most coveted and expensive real estate in Florida, and insurance rates will go up too. That’s the conclusion of a pair of new reports calculating just how much of an impact climate change […]

Facing Flooding Head On

Editorial, Florida Times-Union, January 15, 2020 https://www.jacksonville.com/opinion/20200115/facing-flooding-head-on  San Marco is known as one of Jacksonville’s elite neighborhoods, a place near the river and near Downtown. But its extensive waterfront also means that San Marco is known for flooding after heavy rains, on high tides and after storms. That flooding, says lifetime resident Matt Carlucci to […]

Legislators Must Provide Money to Battle Our Rising Seas

Editorial Board, Port Charlotte Sun, Jan. 12, 2020 https://www.yoursun.com/charlotte/opinion/editorials/editorial-legislators-must-provide-money-to-battle-our-rising-seas/article_465611b8-331b-11ea-a15b-2ba1c0baf22f.html  Talk is cheap, and time is running out for Florida to get on with the difficult and expensive task of protecting its citizens from rising seas along its 1,197-mile coastline. So, it’s welcome news that lawmakers are getting behind Gov. Ron DeSantis’ pledge to prepare Florida […]

Sea Level Rise/Climate Change-Dealing with Rising Waters

Op-ed by Daniel Natchez, Marina Dock Age, January 15, 2020 https://www.marinadockage.com/sea-level-rise-climate-change/  There is no doubt that climate change and sea level rise are happening. The only real questions are how fast and how high are the waters rising – and how bad and more frequent are the storms going to be? Unfortunately, many politicians do […]

Along the Coast: Cities, Towns Band Together to Adapt to Climate Change

Mary Hladky, The Coastal Star, Dec. 31, 2019 Seven municipalities and Palm Beach County have joined forces to determine how they are threatened by climate change and to devise ways to protect residents from its effects. Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Highland Beach, Lake Worth Beach, Lantana, Ocean Ridge and the county have approved […]