It's About Florida: Understanding the Impact of Rising Sea Levels

Jul 13, 2012

Florida deals with hurricanes, floods, and droughts. Now a more insidious threat promises to make Florida one of the world’s most vulnerable areas. Sea level rise will continue to damage Florida’s coastal ecosystems and its inland water systems. Salt water intrusion into coastal aquifers, failure of vital drainage canals, and periodic flooding at high tides are already newspaper headlines. Trimmel Gomes traveled to Boca Raton for the Sea Level Rise to talk with experts.

Host:

Trimmel Gomes

Guests:

Ricardo Alvarez, Research Associate, Florida Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University

Len Berry, Director, Florida Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University

Mike Cullum, Director of Engineering, St. Johns River Water Management District

Rafe Pomerance, Senior Fellow, Clean Air Cool Planet

Ben Strauss, Executive Director, Climate Central