2012 Mar 22. Rising sea levels imperil our state

posted Apr 4, 2012, 9:21 AM by Fiona Potter   [ updated Apr 4, 2012, 9:24 AM ]
| By Ben Strauss, Miami Herald.  An article pertinent to GSS Climate Change chapter 8.  Excerpt:  Florida is in the crosshairs of climate change. Rising seas, a population crowded along the coast, porous bedrock, and the relatively common occurrence of tropical storms put more real estate and people at risk from storm surges aggravated by sea level rise in Florida, than any other state by far….
…It’s time we start preparing for higher seas and storms, if we want to avoid their worst effects. In South Florida, where the porous limestone makes building effective sea walls or levees almost impossible, the task is especially urgent.... Read the full article at: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/03/22/2708552/rising-sea-levels-imperil-our.html#storylink=cpy….

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