Why Florida Is Ground Zero For Sea Level Rise (Live Forum)
We kick off our web series by convening with experts and concerned citizens at the University of Miami. Tune in to learn the focus of the Ahead of the Tide initiative! Following opening remarks, an eclectic panel discusses why and how Florida must flight the threat of sea level rise!
Speakers: Harold R. Wanless, Ph.D. Professor & Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Miami; David Smith Ahead of the Tide Producer/Director & Executive Director, CAVU; Caroline Lewis Founder & Executive Director, CLEO Institute; Gary Appelson Policy Coordinator, Sea Turtle Conservancy; Thomas Ruppert Coastal Planning Specialist, Florida Sea Grant & University of Florida Extension; Daniella Levine Cava Miami-Dade County Commissioner, District 8; Thomas Hudson Vice President of News & Special Correspondent for WLRN
Rising Waters: Threats to People, Beaches and Wildlife, Part 1
Our first webinar features a discussion on the impacts of sea level rise from the perspective of a geologist, an oceanographer and an economist. Join us to learn the myriad of ways in which sea level rise affects Floridians!
Speakers: Harold R. Wanless, Ph.D. Professor & Chair, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Miami; Dr. Jeff Chanton, Ph.D. Professor, The John Widmer Winchester Professor of Oceanography, Florida State University; David Letson, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Marine Ecosystems and Society, University of Miami
The Political Climate: Public Policy and Sea Level Rise, Part 2
This installment features three Florida mayors; it occurred directly after Hurricane Matthew inundated the east coast and corresponds with chapter 2 of our video series. In this installment we discuss successful, local-level policies that address and mitigate the effects of sea level rise.
Speakers: Philip K. Stoddard, Ph.D Mayor, South Miami, FL; Daniel Dietch Mayor, Surfside, FL; Henry Briceño, Ph.D Affiliate Research Scholar, the Florida International University; Cindy Lerner Mayor, Pinecrest, FL
Managing Florida’s Beaches for the Future, Part 3
This installment in our web series combines topics from video chapters 4, 5 and 6. Hear from some of Florida’s climate leaders on how to prepare our coasts for rising tides while simultaneously combating the issues in our daily lives.
Speakers: Manley Fuller President, Florida Wildlife Federation; Jim Murley Chief Resilience Officer, Miami-Dade County; Jennifer Jurado, Ph.D. Director, Natural Resources Planning & Management Division, Broward County, FL
Sea Turtles: An Indicator Species, Part 4
Join us in this web episode as we discuss climate change and sea level rise impacts to sea turtles and ways we should protect our coastlines without negatively impacting wildlife. HINT: Sea walls are bad news!
Speakers: David Godfrey Executive Director, Sea Turtle Conservancy; Archie “Chuck” Carr III, Ph.D. Senior Conservationist, Wildlife Conservation Society Vice Chair, Board of Directors, Sea to Shore Alliance; Mariana Fuentes, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University
Local Solutions and Engagement, Part 5
Part 5 in our webinar series corresponds to video chapters 8 and 9. In this episode we discuss local measures we can take to keep Florida ahead of the tide!
“Sea level rise is not just an infrastructure issue; it’s a human issue.” -Valencia Gunder
Staying Ahead of the Tide, Part 6
The final installment in our webinar series builds on Chapter 10 of our Ahead of the Tide video series to discuss the future of renewables and how we can make the economic and environmental benefits shine through!
Speakers: Harvey Ruvin Chairman, Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force & Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Courts; Tiffany G. Troxler, Ph.D. Director, Sea Level Solutions Center, Florida International University; Scott Healey, Senior Investment Executive, Clean Energy & Infrastructure Investments; Ann Hancock, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Center for Climate Protection