The Future of Coastal Cities Looks Like Miami

A piece in the Financial Times about the effects of climate change on the makeup of coastal cities cites RFF's Florida Climate Outlook.

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Nov. 4, 2021

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In any case, Miami is the perfect place to gauge how climate change will redraw maps. This will become the world’s “most vulnerable major coastal city”, predicts economic think-tank Resources for the Future. Miami may be gone by 2100, undone by hurricanes and the rising ocean. Almost impossible to defend because it’s built on porous limestone, it also floods from below. Streets on Miami Beach already overflow regularly, even on dry days.

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