Miami, Soon The American Atlantis?

Jul 5, 2013

On The Florida Roundup, we focus on the impacts of sea-level rise on our very vulnerable region.   

Rolling Stone magazine says Miami - and much of South Florida - is doomed to drown.  You wouldn’t know it based on what you hear from state leaders.  While county and local officials say they are working on solutions, are they pursuing the right ones? 

A depiction of our area with a 5 ft. rise in sea level, which by some estimates could happen in 100-300 years.
Credit New York Times,

Restoring the Everglades could help prevent salt-water intrusion, which sea-level rise exacerbates. Legislation passed this year sets standards for the run-off flowing into the Everglades, but it doesn’t increase one of the most important necessities for that ecosystem - water.

Host Phil Latzman speaks with Curtis Morgan of The Miami Herald, Christine Stapleton of the Palm Beach Post and Ashley Lopez of WGCU in Fort Myers.   

What about in your neighborhood?  Tell us below what evidence you’ve seen of climate change in your area.