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SeaLevel Rise #2

By handlerstudio  
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Just back from a Phillies (baseball--for those friends not from the US--which on it own is getting embarrassing-with our president....but that is another story) game...late and tired. But after coming back yesterday, I did not want to let a day lapse. It is too late for me to look at photos, with my apology.

So, our host's father in the Miami area has a sailboat, and learning that I am a sailor, he took us out into the bay on Sunday morning. This is a view of Miami from the water. A bit distant, but you can see, one, how flat it is there, and the tides not high, still how close to the waterline the shore is. Three feet of sea level rise, likely by mid-century will put much of Miami, and South Florida, under water. Already, Miami and Miami Beach flood on a regular basis at high tide, and considerably during the November King Tides.

There are streets in Miami Beach already being raised to deal with tidal flooding, and sea level rise is a critical issue in an area where real estate is a critical sector of the economy. Think about it. If you know that this region will be under water....at what point do you cut and run? Or disinvest in real estate. A few years ago, the North Carolina legislature passed a resolution that there will be only 8" of sea level rise in the 21st century. Not sure how they plan to enforce that...but the point was land values on the Outer Banks.

This weekend is the Philadelphia Furniture Show, which I am setting up for tomorrow. I will endeavor to keep uploading through the weekend...and Tuesday I leave for the Florida panhandle to begin a weeklong trip similar to this one along the Gulf coast from Florida to Texas.

Tags: Photo journalism Florida Miami Sea Level Rise

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Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2018 9:59AM
Interesting write up and a good looking shot Peter.
Peter.
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
12 Apr 2018 10:56AM
The sea is battering some of our UK coast too Peter - the world is ever changing. Thank you for a very interesting write up and a good image.
Joan
Nikonuser1 Plus
9 172 16 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2018 11:45AM
A very interesting write up Peter, a great capture SmileSmile

Cliff
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
12 Apr 2018 7:44PM
Sad story. but a great image!
13 Apr 2018 7:32PM
I love Miami very scary the flooding streets are like the canary in the coal mine. maybe Mr. Trump and his gang of climate change deniers should spend some time in Miami in November when those high tides are in . The heartache and costís to come for the next both ours and the next generation to come will be untenable unless we are able to turn the tide on climate change.
Regards walt
Nice pic. Hi Iím Steve the Northern Lights guy. Iím living in Northern Alberta Canada in a town called Fort McMurray.

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