ISSUES: Sea Level Rise

The City of Miami Beach has become the epicenter for studying the effects of sea level rise. This week, former Vice President Al Gore was in town for a climate change summit that coincided with dramatic flooding along the coast from Fort Lauderdale to Miami Beach thanks to the King Tide and Super Moon. Florida International University has been a leading voice on this issue, presenting initiatives to report on the impact in Florida and beyond. We discuss being a “living lab” for the world and the latest web app from FIU to help residents visualize the possible impact of sea level rise.

Juliet Pinto, Ph.D., Florida International University