“Climate change has caused sea levels to rise faster”, is the finding of a study just published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
According to the Telemundo note, what is most worrying, according to the scientists involved, is that it is now estimated that the sea level could rise more than 2 feet above its current state for the year 2100, a figure that doubles the estimate that had Until now.
The news is of particular interest to the residents of South Florida, because on average this area is located only 6 feet above the waters, and with a high concentration of infrastructure on the coast.
According to data provided by the Florida International University and the E Miami Condos portal, an increase of 2 feet of elevation in the waters around us would be enough to flood areas that cluster to more than 40 buildings in Miami-Dade County. and that include, among others, popular sectors such as Miami Beach, Brickell, Coconut Grove and Key Biscayne.
According to Steve Nerem, meteorologist at the University of Colorado at Boulder and lead author of the research, “the results are certainly a moderate estimate.”
The long-term forecasts now show that the figure of 2 feet of elevation could be conservative and do not rule out reaching 6 feet by the beginning of the next century, close enough in terms of years for the new generations to see it.
If you want to know how the sea level rise could impact the area where you live, visit the virtual tool “Eyes on the Rise” developed by the International University of Florida at the following link