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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.
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.
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
09/24/2014 Florida Goes Down the Drain: The Politics of Climate Change
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
05/21/2014 How South Florida Is Ignoring The State's Leading Politicians And Taking On Climate Change
05/17/2014 Climate change is upon us and we must act
05/11/2014 New Climate Report Details Harms to the Southeast US
05/09/2014 May As the World Warms, Part of the American Southeast Cools
05/06/2014 Florida increasingly weakened by the rising sea level
05/07/2014 Miami is one of USA's top hot spots for climate change
05/07/2014 Miami Finds Itself Ankle-Deep in Climate Change Debate
03/27/2014 Rising Seas
03/11/2014 Leaving a Livable World for the Next Generation
03/12/2014 Elevation Zero: Fort Lauderdale And Sea Level Rise
03/05/2014 Researchers aim to resolve inequity in Miami's flood preparation
12/18/2013 Rising sea levels torment Norfolk, Va., and coastal U.S.
09/13/2013 Ciudades bajo el agua ("Cites under water")
09/13/2013 Ciudades en riesgo de quedar bajo el agua ("Cities at risk of being under water")
10/01/2013 Rising Seas Series
10/30/2013 Rising Water: New signs of rising sea levels cause concern
11/09/2013 Rising sea levels, falling real estate values
11/12/2013 Lawmakers should consider impact of Florida's changing coastline
11/14/2013 Outdated Miami Canals Too Weak For Sea-Level Rise
12/4/2013 What Sea Level Rise Looks Like When Today's Kids Grow Up
03/01/2013 Why you should Sweat Climate Change
02/04/2013 Coastal damage from rising sea levels
11/24/13 Helping with student's research
10/29/2013 A Year After Sandy, Living Dangerously By The Sea
07/11/2013 Climate change preparation must start now in Florida
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.
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.
03/11/2013 Deep trouble: How sea-rise could cause havoc in South Florida
Sea-rise could cause havoc in South Florida
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.
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


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