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04/08/2022 Study: Young Republicans leading the way when it comes to Florida's shifting views on climate change
Young Republicans are the top driving force in the Sunshine State when it comes to shifting beliefs in climate change, according to a study conducted by Colin Polsky of Florida Atlantic University.
11/01/2021 AE Birders Find New Habitat to Explore in FAU Jupiter Arboretum
There is a beautiful Arboretum hidden in full sight, waiting to be found on the western end of the FAU Jupiter Campus.
10/13/2021 FAU's New Science Documentary Podcast on Coastal Resilience Research in South Florida: Home and High Water
From a flooded neighborhood street in urban South Florida to Georgia's salt marshes, FAU's Center for Environmental Studies (CES) new podcast dives into research that explores how people adapt in a changing climate.
12/16/2021 A new survey shows support for climate change education in Florida
A new survey from Florida Atlantic University shows a high degree of support for climate change education in the state's public schools.
12/16/2021 Most Florida conservatives want government to address climate change and some state lawmakers are taking the lead
Belief in climate change among Florida conservatives is at an all-time high, according to polling research by Florida Atlantic University. Roughly 9 out of 10 (88%) of Republicans surveyed acknowledge the changing climate. That figure is no small number.
12/09/2021 Belief in climate change is growing among Florida Republicans, an FAU survey shows
Climate change has become a major issue on both sides of the political spectrum in Florida, according to an ongoing survey by Florida Atlantic University.
12/09/2021 As state combats sea level rise, new survey shows belief in climate change up in Florida
Dr. Colin Polsky had a hunch, and a new survey by his Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University seems to prove it -- climate change is becoming a bipartisan issue in Florida.
12/03/2021 FAU Survey: Climate Change is an increasingly bipartisan issue in Florida
Belief in climate change among Florida Republicans has climbed to nearly 9 out of 10 adults, apparently trending upwards, according to a new analysis of five sequenced surveys since 2019 conducted by researchers at Florida Atlantic University.
12/06/2021 FAU Researchers Say Florida's Republican and Democrat Voters Nearly Agree on Climate Change
CES' Dr. Colin Polsky discusses that Floridians' shifting attitudes toward climate change was a result of the President Donald J. Trump administration and then the COVID pandemic.
07/01/2021 Winds of Change
CES' Dr. Colin Polsky was featured in Boca Magazine’s Winds of Change article to discuss the challenges that South Florida faces on the front lines of the global climate crisis. View PDF.
05/14/2021 Florida spending millions to adapt to potentially catastrophic sea level rise
CES' Dr. Polsky warns that experts are bracing for large-scale sea-level rise in the next few decades.
05/14/2021 Sounding the alarm on climate change impacting our area
CES' Dr. Colin Polsky explains the local impacts of sea-level rise and King Tides.
06/26/2020 FAU poll finds climate change still is important topic for Floridians in era of coronavirus
"Almost overnight, the coronavirus dramatically transformed American life, but it's encouraging to see that climate change remained a hot button issue for Floridians despite the public health crisis that shifted everyone's priorities," said Colin Polsky, Ph.D., director of the FAU Center for Environmental Studies, and lead author of the study.
06/25/2020 Poll Finds Climate Change Still An Important Issue For Floridians Amid COVID-19
Study finds that 55% of Floridians (46% of those living in North Florida) say.....that humans are causing climate change, despite widespread scientific consensus that human activity is the cause.
02/29/2020 FAU Poll Shows Florida Democrats, Republicans And Independents Concerned About Impact Of Climate Change On Future Generations
"These trends in climate change approval ratings suggest that Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis' support of environmental issues since taking office in January 2019, which many view as a break from the national GOP, may be paying political dividends already," Polsky said.View PDF.
02/27/2020 FAU poll shows Florida Democrats, Republicans and Independents are concerned about the effects of climate change on future generations
"With a strong majority of Floridians [70 percent] saying climate change has them concerned about the well-being of future generations in the state [up slightly from 68 percent in the first FAU Florida Climate Resilience poll in October 2019], it makes sense that Floridians support policies to tackle the issue," said Colin Polsky, Ph.D., director of the FAU Center for Environmental Studies, and lead author of the study.View PDF.
01/21/2020 Editorial: Florida provides perfect backdrop for GOP to offer serious climate action
According to a statewide survey released by Florida Atlantic University last fall, more than two-thirds of Floridians say that climate change has them concerned about the well-being of future generations in Florida and do not feel government is doing enough to address the impacts.View PDF.
02/11/2020 The Energy 202: Florida Republicans have added the words 'climate change' to their vocabularies -- and to legislation
Of 1,045 Floridians surveyed by Florida Atlantic University in October, 56 percent agreed climate change is real and caused by people, including 44 percent of Republicans and 70 percent of Democrats.View PDF.
11/01/2019 Floridians no longer have luxury to pretend climate change isn't real | Fred Grimm
FAU reported that 68 percent of Floridians worry that global warming threatened "the well-being of future generations in Florida."View PDF.
11/01/2019 Two-Thirds of Floridians Concerned About Climate Change According to FAU
"In my experience in southeast Florida for the past five years, the private sector leaders are, regardless of party affiliation, not only actively concerned about challenges linked with our changing climate, but also committed to meaningful actions," Polsky said.View PDF.
10/28/2019 Majority of Floridians call climate change a threat, FAU poll says
The partisan divide is less pronounced in a state already grappling with rising seas and stronger storms.View PDF.
10/29/2019 Two-thirds of Floridians Concerned About Climate Change and Feel Government Isn't Doing Enough to Address Impacts
The first-ever Florida Climate Resilience Survey conducted by the Florida Atlantic University Center for Environmental Studies (CES) in FAU's Charles E. Schmidt College of Science, and the Business and Economics Polling Initiative (BEPI) in FAU's College of Business.View PDF.
10/28/2019 Majority of Floridians recognize climate change as a threat, FAU poll says
While a Republican-Democrat split about climate change exists in Florida, it's not as pronounced as in the rest of the nation. "Nationally we tend to expect and see Republicans score much, much lower on that question than independents or Democrats," said Colin Polsky, director of the FAU Center for Environmental Studies, who led the effort. "The results from the Florida survey show much less difference."View PDF.
10/28/2019 Two-thirds of Floridians are concerned about climate change and feel governments aren't doing enough to address the effects
"Since the early 1990s, the climate change question at the national level has become increasingly polarized along party lines," said Colin Polsky, Ph.D., director of the FAU Center for Environmental Studies and lead author of the study. "Yet in recent years a growing number of states and cities have taken meaningful actions to recognize, study, and address climate change. These actions are largely consolidated in blue-leaning states, unlike Florida, and the national-level discourse remains polarized along partisan lines." View PDF.
10/28/2018 The Sunshine Economy: King Tides And High Water
WLRN visited five South Floridians living with king tides. Listen to the story and follow their path on an interactive map. View PDF.
10/08/2018 During Peak King Tide Season, FAU Researchers Talk About Sea-Level Rise Resiliency
From CES' event on Oct. 8, "Transforming a wetter Florida into a better Florida: Sea-level rise resilience collaborations" project showcase, co-hosted by FAU, Congressman Ted Deutch Florida Sea Grant Citizens Climate Lobby and American Flood Coalition. View PDF.
08/27/2018 As king tide season arrives, more South Florida cities brace for sea-level rise
CES' Colin Polsky praises local government response to sea level rise.View PDF.
08/23/2018 Sea-level rise: How South Florida can cope with its 'wicked problem' | Opinion
Tom O'Hara interviews CES' Colin Polsky for "The Invading Sea," a series of editorials, columns and reports to raise awareness about sea-level rise.View PDF.
06/13/2018 To protect where we live, we need to love where we live | Opinion
In this opinion piece, Colin Polsky, Director of CES, describes the four things that we can do here in Florida to become more resilient.View PDF.
05/18/2018 GOP congressman posits theory about sea level rise
GOP congressman posits theory that it's rocks and soil, not ice melt causing sea level rise. CES' Colin Polsky said that, "the burden of proof is on the Congressman to persuade us that his idea is superior to the explanation already provided and scientifically vetted by NASA and NOAA." View PDF.
01/09/2018 Elevate the climate change discourse without blaming and shaming | Opinion
Dr. Colin Polsky, CES, suggests that we can break the logjam on climate change discourse by understanding three important science concepts.View PDF.
01/08/2018 Losses from 2017 weather disasters hit record $306B; death toll at 362
Colin Polsky, director of CES, said the annual temperature reports shouldn't be disregarded, especially by Floridians. "More warmth means more ice melting, which means higher ocean levels," Polsky said. "That's a problem for a very low-lying and flat state." View PDF.
10/12/2017 Climate change skeptics rely on straw-man arguments | Guest column
Dr. Colin Polsky, CES, and Dr. Ben Kirtman, RSMAS, advance the dialogue by respectfully challenging some common misleading arguments made by climate skeptics in this Guest Column. View PDF.
10/17/2016 Congressman tours flooded roads, says something needs to be done
Joining the congressman were residents, local business leaders and climate change experts from Florida Atlantic University. King tide raises water levels in South Florida. "We've got evidence that is persuasive," FAU professor of geosciences Dr. Colin Polsky told Local 10 News. View PDF.
04/29/2016 Sea Level Rise Summit Coincides With Current Florida Flood Risk
"While Florida and Alaska are on the opposite ends of the continent, they share mutual concerns of the imminent challenges presented by environmental changes," said Colin Polsky, Ph.D., director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies at FAU. "The rapid melting of Arctic ice is threatening coastal locations globally, and impacts include increased flooding from sea-level rise in Florida to infrastructure instability from permafrost melting in Alaska."View PDF.
02/28/2016 Study: Humans causing fastest rate of sea level rise in 3,000 years
Colin Polsky, director of Florida Atlantic University's Center for Environmental Studies, said the historical study of sea level rise released this week is critical because it provides a comprehensive look globally rather than spotty individual stories from singular sites. "It's very provocative," Polsky said. "It's hugely important for all of coastal North America." View PDF.
04/29/2016 Rising Sea Levels Could Threaten Summit On Rising Sea Levels
"South Florida is one of the world's most vulnerable areas to climate change, especially sea-level rise," said Colin Polsky, Ph.D., director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies at FAU. "In Florida, potential adaptation to sea-level rise is complicated by the porous limestone geology of the region, permitting salt water intrusion into important aquifers. The low level terrain in many areas makes even a relatively small sea-level rise problematic." View PDF.
05/09/2016 S. Florida Republicans lead their party from climate change denial
"It's a big problem," said Colin Polsky, who organized the Fort Lauderdale conference as head of FAU's environmental studies center. "It puts us in another category of risk compared to New Orleans or the Netherlands or London or New York. They have their sea-level-rise challenges, but here we have porous limestone that is permitting the water to come in from below as well as over the top, so it's a double whammy."View PDF.
04/22/2015 Obama's Florida Visit Takes Climate Change Fight to the Front Lines on Earth Day
"But even a landmark carbon emissions agreement won’t be enough to stop sea levels around Florida from rising in the short term, Polsky said."View PDF.
09/24/2014 Florida Goes Down the Drain: The Politics of Climate Change
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07/27/2014 To The Point with Michael Williams
Interview with Dr. Leonard Berry on the subject of sea level rise in south Florida.
06/08/2014 GOP leaders in Fla. dismiss risks to state of rising sea levels
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05/21/2014 How South Florida Is Ignoring The State's Leading Politicians And Taking On Climate Change
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05/17/2014 Climate change is upon us and we must act
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05/11/2014 New Climate Report Details Harms to the Southeast US
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05/09/2014 May As the World Warms, Part of the American Southeast Cools
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05/06/2014 Florida increasingly weakened by the rising sea level
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05/07/2014 Miami is one of USA's top hot spots for climate change
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05/07/2014 Miami Finds Itself Ankle-Deep in Climate Change Debate
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03/27/2014 Rising Seas
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03/11/2014 Leaving a Livable World for the Next Generation
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03/12/2014 Elevation Zero: Fort Lauderdale And Sea Level Rise
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03/05/2014 Researchers aim to resolve inequity in Miami's flood preparation
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12/18/2013 Rising sea levels torment Norfolk, Va., and coastal U.S.
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09/13/2013 Ciudades bajo el agua ("Cites under water")
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09/13/2013 Ciudades en riesgo de quedar bajo el agua ("Cities at risk of being under water")
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10/01/2013 Rising Seas Series
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10/30/2013 Rising Water: New signs of rising sea levels cause concern
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11/09/2013 Rising sea levels, falling real estate values
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11/12/2013 Lawmakers should consider impact of Florida's changing coastline
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11/14/2013 Outdated Miami Canals Too Weak For Sea-Level Rise
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12/4/2013 What Sea Level Rise Looks Like When Today's Kids Grow Up
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03/01/2013 Why you should Sweat Climate Change
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02/04/2013 Coastal damage from rising sea levels
11/24/13 Helping with student's research
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10/29/2013 A Year After Sandy, Living Dangerously By The Sea
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07/11/2013 Climate change preparation must start now in Florida
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07/08/2013 Special Report: Sea Level Rise And Florida
"Sea level rise has to be built into the way you think when planning," says Leonard Berry, director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University. View PDF.
06/26/2013 As Sea Levels Rise, Is Miami Doomed?
With a population of more than 5.5 million living at an elevation of just 6 feet above sea level, Miami will be one of the nation's first major metropolitan areas to feel the impacts of climate change.View PDF.
03/11/2013 Deep trouble: How sea-rise could cause havoc in South Florida
Sea-rise could cause havoc in South Florida.View PDF.
02/05/2013 Why you should sweat climate change
Human activities are affecting the Earth's climate and warming the atmosphere and oceans in ways that cannot be explained just by nature.View PDF.
02/05/2013 Getting away from the coast reveals the magic of the night sky
Getting away from the coast reveals the magic of the night sky
02/04/2013 Coastal damage from rising sea levels and storm surge during storms will cost millions to repair
Coastal damage from rising sea levels and storm surge during storms will cost millions to repair.
12/16/2012 Future Florida: Sea level rise could flood parts of island
Future Florida sea level rise could flood parts of island. View PDF.

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