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21 Jun 2017

The Paris Agreement in Southeast Florida

Southeast Florida, along with the nation, is seeing multiple impacts of climate change firsthand, such as sunny-day flooding, extreme rain events, and record-breaking temperatures as sea levels rise by a projected 6-12 inches in the next 15 years.

In response to the federal administration’s withdrawal […]

20 Feb 2017

Planning for sea level rise II: Redirecting Development

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This is the second of a series of posts that examines strategies used in the U.S. to reshape development patterns in response to risks posed by rising sea levels and a changing climate. It presents practical and tested adaptation and […]

12 Feb 2017

19th century lessons from Seattle could help Miami cope with sea level rise: ULI event

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At the end of the 19th century, Seattle’s massive fire required citizens to dig in and devote decades to the long effort to rebuild and re-shape their city. Lessons from Seattle’s experience may help Miamian’s understand what their fight to […]

10 Feb 2017

Miami Beach to begin new $100 million flood prevention project in face of sea level rise

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The City of Miami Beach is embarking on a $100 million project to raise roads, install pumps and water mains, and redo sewer connections over the next two years across a swath of homes in the La Gorce and […]

9 Feb 2017

Effective Sea Level Rise Communication Strategies for Local Governments

The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact partnered with The Miami Foundation to host this session built to provide local government leaders with effective communication strategies for constituents, staff, electeds, businesses and other stakeholders.
In the fall of 2016, The Miami Foundation sponsored a research […]

6 Feb 2017

How to buy a home in Miami, the sinking city

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Thousands of people call Miami home and even more continue to settle in the city, despite the threats of sea level rise. Writer Mario Ariza stresses the importance of purchasing flood insurance and the other risks to be aware of […]

5 Jan 2017

South Fla. congressman featured in National Geographic TV show on climate change

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Florida’s Republican U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo was featured in National Geographic’s “Years of Living Dangerously” television show for his recognition and action on climate change.

5 Jan 2017

3 Ways the Federal Government Can Support Local Climate Resilience to Protect Communities and the Economy

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A new World Resources Institute paper on climate resilience highlights the fact that Miami is not alone in facing the immediate impacts of climate change. No matter where these impacts occur, their ramifications ripple throughout […]

20 Dec 2016

As Trump Signals Climate Action Pullback, Local Leaders Push Forward

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As the incoming Trump administration appears determined to reverse a great deal of climate and environmental policy, local leaders are equally determined to continue the policies and plans already adopted to address climate change and related […]

12 Dec 2016

How to trump group-think in a post-truth world

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Dan Kahan, who studies how social factors can influence people’s perceptions, speaks to Nature about the real-world consequences of group affinity and cognitive bias surrounding the 2016 U.S. election. He cites the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact as […]