A WARMING PLANET SOUTH FLORIDAWILL BE AT GROUND ZERO FORHUGE CHANGES.THE TIDAL SURGE WE HAD LASTWEEK IS JUST A REMINDER OF THEPOTENTIAL IMPACT.
MICHAELWILLIAMS IS HERE TO EXPLAIN.<< DONT' BET AGAINST NATURE ONSEA LEVEL RISE.
"what doesworst case look like?
DR. JOHN RENNE IS ANURBAN PLANNER AT FLORIDAATLANTIC UNIVERSITY.
"I willchoose not to ignore it and ichose to buy a house 15 feetabove sea level.
THIS IS PALMBEACH TODAY.
THIS IS WHAT THESEA LEVEL RISE MODELS PREDICTIT MIGHT BE LOOK AROUND ROYALPALM WAY..
NEAR THE FAMEDWORTH AVENUE IN JUST 40 SHORTYEARS.
And it tells us 14inches of water during highttide in 2060.
NOW JUMPAHEAD..SAME SPOT..
IN 2080."And now in the same spot wehave 33 inches of water.
ITSNOT JUST OCEANFRONT ORINTRACOASTAL PROPERTY INJEOPARDY.
THIS IS JUPITER NEARBURT REYNOLDS PARK TODAY..."This is Jupiter ...jupiter2080 and see burt reynoldspark or town hall park andsignificant flooding impactfor the year 2080 in jupiter.DR. RENNE PORES OVER WORSTCASES ESTIMATES, LIKE THESEFROM THE NATIONAL OCEANIC ANDATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION.When does it get to the pointwhere we can no longer protectsomething and the question iswhat the homeowner andproperty owner do at thatpoint..
TYLER MATHEWS IS DOINGSOMETHING.
HIS COMPANY,SEAWALL DOCK AND BOATLIFTS, ISFUTURE PROOFING THE DOCKS ANDSEAWALLS IT BUILDS AT HOMELIKE THIS ONE IN PALM BEACHGARDENS.
(SOT) 2;10 "mostpeople just see that a lot ofthe new docs are beingconstructed higher, so peopleare following suit and theywant everytning to last aslong as they can." BUTPROBLEMS IN OUR COMMUNITY WILLPALE TO THE IMPACT OF SEALLEVEL RISE ON LOWER LYINGAREAS SOUTH OF US.
By andlarge Palm Beach County andthe treasure coast aer in muchbetter shape than browardcounty, miami dade county andmonroe county.
FAU DESIGNEDCOMPUTER AND VISUAL AIDS TOPUT YOU IN THE VIRTUAL MIDDLEOF FT.
LAUDERDALE'S TRENDY LASOLAS BOULEVARD..
(sot10;54:07) you developedspecial goggles for what lasolas blvd.
Could look likewith sea level rise in 2080and 2100.
(sot 10:54:39) Youohave to turn your head untilyou see a white circle.
ITS ADAUNTING IMAGE..LAS OLASBOULEVARD POSSIBLY FLOODED BY3 FEET OF WATER AT HIGH TIDEIN 2100.
"You are going tohave tremendous economic andsocial impacts.
People aregoing to migrate further northinto palm beach county and thetreasure coast because we areon higher grou