Chapter 2: Sea Level Rise

Florida is ground zero for sea level rise. Chapter 2 of “Ahead of the Tide” explains why seas are rising and why Florida is especially at risk. We explore from the geography to the geology why Floridians are already being affected by rising seas and “sunny day flooding” in their everyday lives.

Credits in alphabetical order:

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

Dr. Jeff Chanton – Chemical Oceanography, Florida State University

Carl Hiaasen – Author

Dr. Jennifer L. Jurado – Director, Environmental Planning and Community Resilience, Broward County

Philip Stoddard – South Miami Mayor

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