Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sea level rise: where in Miami? ... by gimleteye
Last week, AP published a widely distributed report by Tamara Lush on the costs of beach replenishment in Florida. It ends, ""The only way that beach replenishment would work long term on the St. Joseph Peninsula is that if we have no more coastal storms and no hurricanes hit the Gulf," one environmentalist said. Is the United States exhibiting bipolar disorder on climate change? You betch'a.
Here's a site you can click on, to show you where your residence falls in terms of submerging under rising seas. Kind of cool, isn't it?
No one knows how fast sea level rise will occur, in increments that destroy real estate values. According to a new report by Climate Central, South Florida is the most vulnerable place in the nation, with the most people and property at risk of sea level rise.
I am of the opinion that the crumbling roadways on the Venetian Causeway and Miami Beach are indicators of sea level rise. But I suppose we will all have to wait for the first super high moon tide to hit coastal Biscayne Bay and fail to fall, before anyone pays much attention.