Sea level rise
In dozens of locations in Florida, sea level rise is happening now and is forecast to worsen over the next 20 to 30 years.
Insurers are preparing for sea level rise, which might impact where people can live in Florida.
Sea level rise on Florida's Nature Coast: “It is happening. It really is ... we’re living in it.”
Florida schools expand courses on climate change to social sciences, arts and the humanities.
Will rising seas make it harder for endangered or threatened sea turtles to survive and thrive?
Florida has seen inland migrations before, but this time it may come more quickly.
Efforts to save heritage sites will compete for attention and money with the scramble to shore up roads, utilities and neighborhoods against the rising water.
Locals are not only expressing concerns about climate change, they are uniting and acting on those concerns.
Politicians in Tallahassee and Washington D.C. may choose to ignore the potential menace of sea level rise, but the United States military doesn’t have that luxury.
Salt water intrusion
Salt water intrusion may be off the radar of some coastal residents, but the process is happening, it will accelerate and will cause expensive headaches for cities with water systems and for homeowners with wells.
Scientists and advocates warn that estuaries could be redefined as they become Florida’s last stand against the encroaching sea.
Even though higher than normal high tides are occurring more often on both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, real estate professionals say potential home buyers aren't asking about rising seas levels.