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South Florida threatened by rising sea levels: STUDY

Miami, Miami Beach and Key West are "at ground zero," researchers said
October 09, 2014 04:30PM

secret-sale-deluxe-art-deco-on-ocean-drive-miami-5332-100Rising sea levels could threaten Miami, Miami Beach and Key West, according to a new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists.

The group said that as global warming drives sea levels higher over the next 15 to 30 years, flooding from high tides is expected to occur more often and cause more disruption, especially on the East Coast and the Gulf Coast, according to the South Florida Business Journal.

In fact, Miami is “at ground zero” for sea level rise and increases in tidal flooding, according to the study.

“Miami needs major infrastructure upgrades to cope,” the study said. [South Florida Business Journal] – Christopher Cameron