Rising Sea Levels Spell Trouble

Using a web app called the Sea Level Rise Toolbox, residents and travelers alike can see the potential impacts climate change could have on the Miami area. The app was developed by professors and students at Florida International University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communications, using data collected by scientist Peter Harlem at FIU’s GIS Center.

Elevation data was provided by Google to complete the project, according to the journalism school’s sea-level rise website, Eyes on the Rise. Dr. Susan Jacobson, FIU School of Journalism professor, told weather.com in an email that the decision to omit specific years for the levels of sea-level rise were by design.

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