ElevationZero http://wlrn.org en LISTEN: Sea-Level Rise In South Florida Town Hall http://wlrn.org/post/listen-sea-level-rise-south-florida-town-hall <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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 </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Elevation Zero: Rising Seas in South Florida</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 01:48:11 +0000 Daniel Hicks & Maria Murriel 23204 at http://wlrn.org LISTEN: Sea-Level Rise In South Florida Town Hall Sea Level Limbo In The Caribbean: How Low Can You Go? http://wlrn.org/post/sea-level-limbo-caribbean-how-low-can-you-go <p>The folks in the Bahamas hamlet of Dunmore Town seem blissfully unaware of sea level rise. One resort hotel operator I called in Dunmore, which sits on Harbour Island, dismissed it altogether.</p><p>“I was just down at our beachside bar,” she said. “I didn’t notice the sea level rising.” (Yes, she was serious.)</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 13:55:15 +0000 Tim Padgett 23338 at http://wlrn.org Sea Level Limbo In The Caribbean: How Low Can You Go? How South Florida Kids Learn About Sea-Level Rise http://wlrn.org/post/how-south-florida-kids-learn-about-sea-level-rise <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Standing at the water’s edge on Florida International University's Biscayne Bay campus,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nicholas Ogle&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">shows a crowd of teenagers what looks like a giant, rotten green bean.</span></p><p>“We don’t want any mushiness anywhere, especially at the top,” he says, then chucks the specimen to the side.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:01:15 +0000 Sammy Mack 23318 at http://wlrn.org How South Florida Kids Learn About Sea-Level Rise RFK Jr.: Where The Feds Have Failed On The Environment, Carbon http://wlrn.org/post/rfk-jr-where-feds-have-failed-environment-carbon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Robert F. Kennedy, </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. is no stranger to stirring up controversy. As the </span>50th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of his uncle's assassination approaches, his previously secret diaries have brought forth more private revelations about him and his famous family.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p>But he may be more comfortable poking at the fossil fuel industry (which he calls “criminal”) while also acting as a green technology entrepreneur.</p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:13:44 +0000 Tom Hudson 23331 at http://wlrn.org RFK Jr.: Where The Feds Have Failed On The Environment, Carbon Why Modern Human Beings Aren't Built To Grasp Climate Change http://wlrn.org/post/why-modern-human-beings-arent-built-grasp-climate-change <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A decade ago, sea-level rise from climate change was a political argument with very little external reality in the minds of most people.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But University of Miami professor Kenny Broad might have said then what he says right now.</span></p><p>"This isn't some future generation problem," Broad said. "It’s in our lap right now and we don’t have a lot of time to make some clear decisions."</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:18:35 +0000 Rick Stone 23297 at http://wlrn.org Why Modern Human Beings Aren't Built To Grasp Climate Change Will South Florida’s Real Estate Market Prices Plunge As The Seas Rise? http://wlrn.org/post/will-south-florida-s-real-estate-market-prices-plunge-seas-rise <p>Plenty of local realtors will describe South Florida’s housing market as recharged.&nbsp; The latest reading from the popular&nbsp;Case-Shiller&nbsp;Index showed sales of single-family homes up 13.5 percent from a year ago in August.</p><p>There is continued demand for waterfront properties, fueled in large part by international cash buyers from countries like Canada and Brazil. In Miami-Dade County, for instance, the category of luxury properties selling at price points above $600,000 and below $1 million, saw growth in sales of almost 68 percent.</p><p>However, the question remains. If you add the threat of rising sea levels to the real estate investment equation in South Florida, are rooms with an ocean view actually a terrible place to put your money?</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:18:01 +0000 John Dorschner 23351 at http://wlrn.org Will South Florida’s Real Estate Market Prices Plunge As The Seas Rise? Meet The Miami Man Spearheading Climate-Change Research http://wlrn.org/post/meet-miami-man-spearheading-climate-change-research <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Growing up in landlocked Iowa may be precisely the reason that the lure of the ocean was so strong for Brian </span>Soden<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It pulled him from the cornfields to the waters around the University of Miami with designs on perhaps being the next Jacques </span>Cousteau<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Except for one pesky problem. He didn't care all that much for biology. No fish fetish here.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Kelley Mitchell 23268 at http://wlrn.org Meet The Miami Man Spearheading Climate-Change Research Exclusive: See Meta Impact Of Sea-Level Rise On South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/exclusive-see-meta-impact-sea-level-rise-south-florida <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Global warming has raised global sea level about 8 inches since 1880 while rising seas dramatically increase the odds of damaging floods from storm surges. In fact, a Climate Central </span><a href="http://sealevel.climatecentral.org/research/reports/surging-seas/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">analysis</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> found that the odds of worse floods occurring by 2030 are on track to double or more for widespread areas of the U.S.</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 23:14:36 +0000 Daniel Hicks 23215 at http://wlrn.org Exclusive: See Meta Impact Of Sea-Level Rise On South Florida WLRN Special Report: Sea-Level Rise In South Florida http://wlrn.org/post/wlrn-special-report-sea-level-rise-south-florida <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. In fact, some <a href="http://wlrn.org/post/regional-plan-prepares-south-florida-consequences-climate-change" target="_blank">initial&nbsp;preparations are already underway</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 19:35:20 +0000 Daniel Hicks 22982 at http://wlrn.org WLRN Special Report: Sea-Level Rise In South Florida