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Eve Mosher got folks in Miami to draw the line — literally — on predicted sea level rise. 

The Ghost of Sea-Level Rise Future? October’s King Tide had pedestrians wading through knee-deep water in Miami Beach, says public radio station WLRN.
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The Ghost of Sea-Level Rise Future? October’s King Tide had pedestrians wading through knee-deep water in Miami Beach, says public radio station WLRN.

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Josh Kurz imagines this ad for a future condo complex off the Louisiana coast.

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Nearly 20 percent of Miami-Dade County faces inundation with just one foot of sea-level rise, an increase we could see by 2050.

-Erika Spanger-Siegfried on “The Equation” blog at the Union of Concerned Scientists

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If you truly believe in global warming, you’re going to have an issue being in real estate in South Florida.

-William Hardin, professor of real estate at Florida International University, in the Miami Herald

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Josh Kurz imagines a blockbuster film from the next century. Have a look at his poster for “Simone,” named after the massive hurricane in 2050 that wipes out half of Miami.

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Rising seas and insurance

Sea level is changing and it is going to keep changing regardless of who or what is causing it … and we’re going to have to deal with it.

William Sweet, an oceanographer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in a 10/30/13 NPR story about the effects of Hurricane Sandy on insurance rates.

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The best estimates of future sea-level rise are considerably higher now than they were just five years ago.

—Zeke Hausfather in the Yale forum on Climate Change & the Media

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There is almost no public discussion about how to bolster resilience to the insidious threat of sea-level rise.

-Wendy Gordon, PhD, author of The Risk of Rising Sea Level: Texas Universities Ready and Able to Help Coastal Communities Adapt

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