Chapter Three: The Political Climate

Florida is one of the most exposed areas in the United States in terms of the economic consequences of sea level rise. In Chapter 3 of Ahead of the Tide, concerned local residents speak to the economic sustainability of continued coastal development and the impact on the quality of life for all Floridians. They are urging state government to engage on sound coastal and climate policy.

Credits in alphabetical order

Tom Ankersen – Professor, University of Florida Levin College of Law

Dr. Jeff Chanton – Chemical Oceanography, Florida State University

Manley Fuller – President and CEO of Florida Wildlife Federation

Carl Hiaasen – Author

Todd Remmel – Entrepreneur, Surfrider Foundation, Palm Beach Chapter

Delaney Reynolds – High School Student and The Sink or Swim Project

Dr. Harold Wanless, Professor and Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Miami

Tom Warnke – Environmental Activist, Surfrider Foundation Palm Beach