Can Miami Beach Hold Its Ground Against King Tides?

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Miami Beach, Florida. Photo source: ©© Joseph Kent

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A city must decide whether to retreat or stand and fight when rising seas come crashing in…

Located on a barrier island off the southeastern coast of Florida, Miami Beach is ground zero for sea-level rise. On November 14, we’ll see the largest supermoon rise since 1948….

Read Full Article, NRDC (10-27-2016)

Increased flooding, accelerated sea-level rise in Miami over last decade, new study shows; Science Daily (04-05-2016)
Miami Beach flood events have significantly increased over the last decade due to an acceleration of sea-level rise in South Florida, a new report warns. The researchers suggest that regional sea-level projections should be used in place of global projections to better prepare for future flood hazards in the region…

Miami Beach Sees Rising Seas as No Threat to Real Estate Boom, For Now, Phys.Org (04-22-2015)

Water world: rising tides close in on Trump, the climate change denier; Guardian UK (07-07-2016)
Climate change has barely registered as a 2016 campaign issue, but in Florida, the state which usually decides the presidential election, the waters are lapping at the doors of Donald Trump’s real estate empire…

Column: The future of Florida’s beaches and the public’s right to know; Op Ed. by Orrin Pilkey (12-07-2015)

Rising Seas Threaten South Florida’s Drinking Water, Market Place (02-16-2015)
Greater Miami is a place where the idea of not having enough water seems completely inconceivable. South Florida receives about 60 inches of rainfall a year, and groundwater is more than plentiful. But rising sea levels change things in unexpected ways, and seawater threatens to turn the drinking water salty…

Developers don’t get it: climate change means we need to retreat from the coast, Guardian UK (15-03-2016)
It is preposterous to build in areas that are bound to flood. So why are real estate companies still doing it?..

“Retreat from a Rising Sea,” A book by Orrin H. Pilkey, Linda Pilkey-Jarvis, and Keith C. Pilkey