climate change

South Florida by the numbers: Hot town, summer in the city

“South Florida by the numbers” is a web feature that catalogs the most notable, quirky and surprising real estate statistics. BREAKING NEWS: It is really, really hot outside. We know, this is not terribly shocking information for readers familiar with… Continue Reading →

Southern states, like Florida, expected to take the brunt of the (economic) heat from climate change

Flooding in Brickell A new study shows the chilling economic impact of climate change in the years to come, with southern states like Florida and Texas feeling the most intense burn. A map published in the New York Times shows… Continue Reading →

Where Miami might undo development to deal with sea-level rise

Flooding in Shorecrest (Credit: Carl Juste / Miami Herald) Shorecrest might become the first neighborhood in Miami where efforts to deal with sea-level rise would include demolishing structures in areas prone to flooding and returning the land to nature. Scientists… Continue Reading →

Sea levels are rising, so developers and governments need to band together: panel

Flooding in Fort Lauderdale (Credit: Getty Images) Inset: Caroline Lewis, David Martin, Jimmy Morales and Tiffany Troxler As the oceans continue to rise, Miami-Dade County communities will need to collaborate more with developers in order to form sustainable communities. This… Continue Reading →

Even Trump’s Mar-a-Lago is vulnerable to sea-level rise, experts say

Mar-a-Lago and Donald Trump Even President Donald Trump’s Winter White House is at risk of being swallowed up by the rising seas, scientists say. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts that seas will rise by more than six feet… Continue Reading →

Miami Beach property values may fall as sea levels rise: experts

Flooding in Miami Beach Parts of Miami Beach could be inundated with flood waters in as little as 15 years, and property values may slide amid the rising tide, according to nearly two dozen university heads and climate change experts who… Continue Reading →

White House expert warns sea level rise threatens real estate and tourism economy

A 2012 photo of the Brickell skyline taken from the Rickenbacker Causeway (Credit: Daniel Christensen) A top climate change consultant for the Obama administration on Tuesday evening warned a small gathering of local elected officials and business owners that combating… Continue Reading →

The swelling sea-level debate

Miami Beach adds pumps and raises streets. From the October issue: It’s no secret that Miami-Dade County’s coastal cities will be ground zero for the potential negative impact of rising sea levels. A 2014 World Resources Institute study showed southeast Florida’s… Continue Reading →

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