Attitudes about Sea Level Rise Adaptation: Comparison between Miami-Dade and the Rest of Florida
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Emrick, Bailey, Misti Sharp, and Xiang Bi. 2020. “Attitudes about Sea Level Rise Adaptation: Comparison Between Miami-Dade and the Rest of Florida”. EDIS 2020 (5), 5.


Sea-level rise and climate change are important issues in science, politics, and communities. Sea-level rise is a particularly contentious topic in Florida, where expected impacts include coastal flooding, shrinking shorelines, and saltwater intrusion. It is unclear what Floridians think about sea-level rise and the ways in which the state can adapt to these impacts. This 5-page fact sheet written by Bailey Emrick, Misti Sharp, and Xiang Bi and published by the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics Department summarizes findings from two recent surveys examining attitudes of Miami residents and those of residents of the rest of Florida about sea-level rise and potential adaptations to it
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