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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 […]

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 […]