March 1, 2015

Is it too late for Miami?

You don't have to look 85 years into the future to see what a sinking world looks like—you only need to look as far as Miami.

Over the last nineteen years, sea levels around the Miami coast have gone up 3.7 inches. In a post updated yesterday, McNoldy highlights three big problems that follow from those numbers—and they should worry all of us.

First: Sea level rise is accelerating.

Second: Predictions about day-to-day tide levels are less accurate than ever

Third: Sea level rise is causing saltwater intrusion into aquifers used to supply 90% of South Florida's freshwater [Wired]

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