Florida climate change News

Report: Florida Will See Noticeable Climate Change Impacts in 20 Years

When scientists talk about climate change effects like sea level rise and extreme temperatures, they’re typically referring to things predicted to start noticeably occurring as soon as, say 2050, or into the next century. But the impacts of climate change …

Reports: Florida Real Estate Could Lose $80B in Value from Sea Rise

Flooding due to climate change-related sea level rising, the erosion of natural barriers and long-periods of rain pose substantial economic risks to Florida, particularly to the value of South Florida real estate, according to two new reports released last week. …

Scientists Forecast Faster Rising Seas in South Florida

New scientific projections released Wednesday predict that ocean levels will rise even faster than previously forecast over the next four decades in low-lying southeastern Florida, which is already prone to frequent flooding even on sunny days. Compared with estimates made …

Lenders Scolded for Climate Ignorance in ‘Insane’ Florida Deals

Hurricane Michael killed seven people and caused more than $6 billion in damage in Florida in October, a toll compounded by warmer, higher seas and wetter air, the signs of climate change scientists have long warned about. But investors have …

Florida Could Be Close to a Real Estate Reckoning

Ross Hancock sold his four-bedroom house in Coral Gables, a city of pastel luxury at the edge of Miami, because he was worried that sea-level rise would eventually hurt his property’s value. He and his wife, Darlene, downsized to a …

Group Requests Investigation Into Whether Florida Banned Climate-Change Terms

Did Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s administration ban state environmental scientists from using the terms “climate change” and “global warming” in their work? Scott says no, but some former employees say supervisors forbade them from using the terms – a striking …

Report: Florida Officials Banned From Saying ‘Climate Change’, ‘Global Warming’

Florida’s government may have figured out a way to beat climate change: ignore it. A report by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR) published Sunday details the claims by employees of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, who say …

Florida Gov. Scott Facing Rising Seas, Climate Change Politics

When Florida Governor Rick Scott won re-election Nov. 4, he triumphed over both his Democratic challenger and California billionaire Thomas Steyer, who spent $20 million painting him as a climate-change denier. Scott, a 61-year-old Republican who during the campaign deflected …

Viewpoint: U.S. Can Learn from Florida Climate Change Response

Adapting to climate change is such a daunting task that it can be hard to know where, or how, to begin. Here’s one answer: in southeastern Florida, with yellow foam earplugs. The plugs are needed to keep out the din …