Don't count on living in Miami: a human geographical approach to understanding the ramifications of sea level rise for urban Miami

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Don't count on living in Miami: a human geographical approach to understanding the ramifications of sea level rise for urban Miami

Subject

Sea level rise and the ramifications of sea level rise for urban Miami.

Description

In a recent New Yorker piece, Elizabeth Kolbert noted that ‘the siege of Miami’ by the rising sea levels has recently accelerated2. Again, in Vanity Fair, David Kamp discussed the various adaptation measures that can help Miami Beach survive the effects of global warming and the resulting rising sea levels.

These examples from the popular media highlight the vulnerable position of America’s ‘Latin Capital’. Both within and outside the United States more and more organizations and institutions agree on the causes of climate change and sea level rise (NASA, n.y.). This fact however does not directly help Miami which has the largest amount of exposed physical assets, such as buildings, transport infrastructure, utility infrastructure and other permanent structures (OECD, 2007), as well as the fourth-largest population vulnerable to sea level rise in the world (Tompkins & DeConcini, 2014).

With the vulnerability of the city in mind, it is thus interesting to step away from the discussion what causes the sea levels to rise but instead analyze the ramifications of sea level rise for the urban area of Miami

Creator

Lars Ankum, University of Amsterdam
Wessel Brocken, University of Amsterdam
Tiemen Koch, University of Amsterdam

Source

Ankum, Lars; Brocken, Wessel; and Koch, Tiemen, "'Don't count on living in Miami': a human geographical approach to understanding the ramifications of sea level rise for urban Miami" (2016). Sea Level Rise Collection. Paper 52.
http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/sea_level_rise/52

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Florida International University
Sea Level Rise Center
FIU Digital Commons Collections

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Lars Ankum, University of Amsterdam Wessel Brocken, University of Amsterdam Tiemen Koch, University of Amsterdam, “Don't count on living in Miami: a human geographical approach to understanding the ramifications of sea level rise for urban Miami,” Submerging the Sunshine: Explore Sea Level Rise in South Florida, accessed June 27, 2017, http://submergingsunshine.omeka.net/items/show/30.