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When it comes to climate change, one thing is certain: our oceans are rising. And South Florida is expected to be among the first regions on Earth to experience the impact. In fact, some initial preparations are already underway. WLRN-Miami Herald News presents a series of stories about the effects of sea-level rise. The project is called “Elevation Zero: Rising Seas In South Florida." Click through the pages below to see our entire archive of Elevation Zero stories.

LISTEN: Sea-Level Rise In South Florida Town Hall

WLRN-Miami Herald News hosted a coastal-communities town hall on Nov. 7 as part of our more-than-weeklong multimedia series on the effects of sea-level rise, called Elevation Zero: Rising Seas in South Florida.

WLRN anchor Tom Hudson moderated the event, which included a panel of U.S. elected officials from East Coast districts gathered to discuss a response to the threat of rising seas. For more details on the premise, click here.

Our panelists were:

  • Congressman Patrick Murphy (FL)
  • Congresswoman Lois Frankel (FL)
  • Congressman Elijah Cummings (MD)
  • Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Florida State Rep. Bobby Powell
  • Broward County Mayor Kristin Jacobs

During the town hall, we hosted a live chat, answering questions from the audience and sharing panelists' responses:

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