Month: February 2020

UM Offering Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability & Resilience

University of Miami Press Release, Feb. 7, 2020 https://urb.miami.edu/ The Master of Professional Science in Urban Sustainability and Resilience is designed for students interested in acquiring the knowledge, skills and hands-on practical engagement necessary for contributing to the urban challenges confronting cities on the front lines of climate change. Focusing on challenges such as health, […]

Bill to Create Statewide Resiliency Office Ready For the Senate Floor

A.G. Gancarksi, Florida Politics, Feb. 5, 2020 https://floridapolitics.com/archives/318304-bill-to-create-statewide-resiliency-office-ready-for-senate-floor On Wednesday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved legislation to create a Statewide Office of Resiliency in the Governor’s office and create a Statewide Sea-Level Rise Task Force. SPB 7016 was the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee committee bill. The legislation continues a recent environmental tack toward acknowledging […]

Miami Forever Climate Ready

City of Miami, Feb. 7, 2020 https://www.miamigov.com/Government/MiamiForeverClimateReady  City of Miami has always been vulnerable to hurricanes, storm surge, and flooding, and we have a strong history of thriving in the face of adversity. However, over the past decade Miami’s acceptance and response to climate change has emerged as a new factor influencing the growth, and […]

Florida’s Chief Science Officer Doesn’t Mince Words on Climate Change, Says Humans Need to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Zac Anderson, Herald Tribune, Feb. 4, 2020 https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20200204/floridarsquos-chief-science-officer-doesnrsquot-mince-words-on-climate-change-says-humans-need-to-reduce-carbon-emissions  Florida’s new chief science officer spoke about the need to reduce nutrient pollution that is contributing to water quality problems and reduce carbon emissions that are warming the planet during a swing through Sarasota Tuesday. Gov. Ron DeSantis created the position of chief science officer shortly after […]

Report: Florida Will See Noticeable Climate Change Impacts in 20 Years

Don Jergler, Insurance News, Feb. 6, 2020 https://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2020/02/06/557679.htm  When scientists talk about climate change effects like sea level rise and extreme temperatures, they’re typically referring to things predicted to start noticeably occurring as soon as, say 2050, or into the next century. But the impacts of climate change may not be so far in the […]