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Planning for Climate Change Impact: U of T Students Roll Out Designs for a South Florida County

Noreen Ahmed-Ullah, Toronto University News, Dec. 19, 2017 A group of architecture students at the University of Toronto tapped into their creativity, planning and design skills to reimagine new ways southern Florida can tackle climate change-related flooding, rising water levels and salt water entering canals and corroding existing infrastructure. Their ideas include plans for communities under […]

Sea-Level Rise: Take a Measured, Not Manic, Approach

Opinion by Alec Bogdanoff, Sun Sentinel, Dec. 29, 2018 Bloomberg recently published an article titled, “South Florida’s Real Estate Reckoning Could Be Closer Than You Think.” As we’ve seen from the current media landscape, doom and gloom sells, but does not help communities facing challenges like sea level rise. Previous disasters have shown that property […]

Ocean “Hot Spots” Will Flood Coastal Cities by Forcing Sea Levels to Rise Rapidly and Severely

Arnolodo Valle-Levinson, Newsweek, Jan. 3, 2018 For Americans who live along the east and Gulf of Mexico coasts, the end of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season on Nov. 30 was a relief. This year forecasters recorded 17 named storms, 10 of which became hurricanes. Six were major hurricanes (Category 3 or stronger), and three made landfall: Harvey […]

St. Lucie, Indian River Beaches See “Significant” Erosion; Martin County Good Overall

Will Greenlee, TCPalm, Jan. 4, 2018 Treasure Coast beach-goers returning to the water as temperatures return to normal next week will see significantly eroded shorelines. “Everything just conspired for pretty significant erosion and loss of sand throughout the Treasure Coast, especially towards the south near Bathtub Beach,” said meteorologist Tony Cristaldi. To read the entire article click […]

2017 U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: A Historic Year in Context

Adam B. Smith, NOAA, Jan. 8, 2018 NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) tracks U.S. weather and climate events that have great economic and societal impacts ( Since 1980, the U.S. has sustained 219 weather and climate disasters where the overall damage costs reached or exceeded $1 billion (including adjustments based on the Consumer […]

Plan Now For Rise In Water Levels

Editorial, Citrus County Chronicle, Jan. 9, 2018 Internationally known astrophysicist and author Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium of the American Museum of Natural History, famously said, “The great thing about science is, it’s true whether or not you believe it.” And that’s the way of things now in regard to rising sea […]