Thursday, May 29, 2014

Harold Wanless: "Rising Sea Levels will be too much, too fast for Florida." By Geniusofdespair

In the Conversation Miami Scientist (professor and chair of the Department of Geology at the University of Miami) Harold Wanless said:
This degree of sea level rise would make nearly all the barrier islands of the world uninhabitable, inundate a major portion of the world’s deltas, upon which hundreds of millions of people live, and leave low-lying coastal zones like southeast Florida increasingly difficult to maintain infrastructure services for and increasingly vulnerable to hurricanes and storms.
To consider the risk in present investments is beyond sobering. By the middle of this century most of the barrier islands of south Florida and the world will be abandoned and the people relocated, while low areas such as Sweetwater and Hialeah bordering the Everglades will be frequently flooded and increasingly difficult places to live. Florida will start to lose its freshwater resources, its infrastructure will begin to fail, and the risk of catastrophic storm surges and hurricane flooding will increase.


Anonymous said...

FPL wants to build two new nuclear reactors at Turkey Point. How much time and money will be wasted arguing the points? Lots and lots and lots.

Anonymous said...

We are the last generation that will be able to buy a house in South Florida.

The insurance companies know the score and they are out in the lead on this issue. Long before the seas take over, no one will be able to afford the insurance or a mortgage.

Sell your house now and leave because once everyone figures it out it will be too late and you won't be able to sell.

I have a two-year plan to get out...

Joaquin Custeau said...

I am waiting for Hialeah Beach and Kendall by the Sea.