How Some Florida Communities Are Adjusting To Climate Change

All Things Considered, NPR December 30 2019

Repeated flooding from severe weather is forcing communities in Florida to plan for climate change. But the high costs suggest some homes and neighborhoods will have to be abandoned.


Rising sea levels brought on by climate change are forcing coastal communities everywhere to plan for more and more floods – and floods not just from hurricanes and other severe weather but also on days when the tides are just higher than usual. We’re going to look now at how some communities in Florida are adjusting to all of this. NPR’s Greg Allen joins us now from Miami.

Hey, Greg.


CHANG: All right, so Florida has this huge coastline, right? So as sea levels rise, a lot of communities are at risk because a huge portion of the population lives on the coast. So how should they be planning for all this flooding?


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