Month: March 2020

A United Front: Community Leaders Talk Climate Change, Sea Level Rise

Chad Gillis, Fort Myers News-Press, March 10, 2020 Florida Gulf Coast University professor and researcher Mike Savarese is the university’s top resiliency and climate expert and is part of the FGCU’s Water School.  He said while the planning horizon for climate change is typically the year 2100, he and others hope nations around the […]

Trump Administration Presses Cities to Evict Homeowners From Flood Zones

Christopher Flavelle, New York Times, March 11, 2020 The federal government is giving local officials nationwide a painful choice: Agree to use eminent domain to force people out of flood-prone homes, or forfeit a shot at federal money they need to combat climate change. That choice, part of an effort by the Army Corps […]

Florida Climate Outlook

Daniel Raimi, Amelia Keyes, Resources, March 18, 2020 Climate change is affecting our world today, and these effects will become more significant in the years to come. In the United States, one state that is particularly susceptible to some of the most damaging consequences of climate change is Florida. Florida’s long coastline and low-lying […]

After A ‘Lost Decade,’ Republican-Led Florida Passed A Climate Change Bill

Alex Harris, Miami Herald, March 13, 2020 José Javier Rodríguez, a state senator from Miami, has finally achieved the slogan he’s borne on his rubber boots for three years — ActOnClimateFL. For the first time in a decade, Florida’s Republican-controlled Legislature has passed a bill that explicitly acknowledges climate change’s threats to the state […]