Jeff Goodell on Florida: “There’s No One Looking at the Long Term”

September 10, 2017

Jeff Goodell explains the mindset that has made Florida uniquely vulnerable to climate change and sea level rise.

Jeff’s new book is “The Water Will Come”.

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6 Responses to “Jeff Goodell on Florida: “There’s No One Looking at the Long Term””

  1. Gingerbaker Says:

    What scares me about Houston is this was basically a huge rainstorm. Granted, it was given birth by remarkably high sea temperatures, and in future we will see more devastating rain events coming to seashores.

    But we also now have two storms becoming more and more common, storms that simply didn’t occur enough when I was growing up to even get a name:

    Rain bombs ( wet microburst) and derechos (straight -line wind events)

    and these can happen inland, hundreds of miles from a seacoast.

    intense rainfall events appear to be increasing:

    Enough “high water” events to go around, I guess.

  2. indy222 Says:

    Interesting that there seems to be an ~11 yr periodicity signal in the “extreme 1-day rain” graph, and that the maximums line up with solar minimum. Random chance? A cause/effect mechanism doesn’t immediately occur to me.


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