The following news articles mention FAU or CES staff and faculty:
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.
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."
|01/08/2018||Palm Beach Post||
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."
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.
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||Local 10 ABC||
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.
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||The Miami Herald||
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."
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||The Palm Beach Post||
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."
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|11/15/2016||The Washington Post||Supermoon-spiked king tide offers sneak preview of sea-level rise along East Coast|
|11/18/2016||The New York Times||Intensified by Climate Change, 'King Tides' Change Ways of Life in Florida|
|10/17/2016||The Sun Sentinel||Flooding looms in South Florida as tides rise and surpass predictions|
|10/17/2016||CBS Miami||King Tides Are Leaving South Floridians Feeling All Wet|
|10/17/2016||WLRN||Congressman Wades Through King Tide In Fort Lauderdale|
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