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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 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."
04/29/2016 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."
04/22/2015 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

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SLR IN THE NEWS

11/15/2016 Supermoon-spiked king tide offers sneak preview of sea-level rise along East Coast
11/18/2016 Intensified by Climate Change, 'King Tides' Change Ways of Life in Florida
10/17/2016 Flooding looms in South Florida as tides rise and surpass predictions
10/17/2016 King Tides Are Leaving South Floridians Feeling All Wet
10/17/2016 Congressman Wades Through King Tide In Fort Lauderdale

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