click to enlarge A recent study published in Nature highlighted a sobering fact: The least amount of impact from climate change our planet can possibly hope for at this point is our oceans only warming 2 degrees, an increase that would raise overall sea levels by roughly 20 feet. Some conservative models even predict a 4-degree increase, which would transform Florida’s peninsula into a rounded-off little stub. In other words, Florida is extremely screwed. click image Image via EarthTime Click the image to watch timelapse video It’s impossible to accurately predict when this would happen (mostly because ice melt is hard to forecast), but the study suggests that if we continue on our current fossil fuel-use trajectory, ocean levels will likely reach these levels by 2100, which seems like a long time but keep in mind sea levels are accelerating every year. This is bad. And besides rising sea levels, Florida will also bear the brunt of intensified storms from warmer oceans and dry seasons with never-ending wildfires. With this in mind, a study published last year in Science Magazine says that Florida will most likely suffer the biggest financial fallout from climate change, at $100.9 billion. The only other state that… Read full this story
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