Saturday, January 14, 2017

Climate change as a matter of fact in the Florida Keys

Costly road-raising plan reaches county.  (Florida Keys News, 1/13/2017)

"They're going to be affected, they're going to pay more taxes," as Henry Briceno, geologist at Florida International University, says in the video.   Information from the study can be applied to other areas that may need street improvements due to “potential sea-level rise effects on roadways,” it notes. Commissioners will be asked to approve a resolution to move forward on the work. Raising about about 1,600 feet of road in the Twin Lakes area to a 5-inch height would cost an estimated $920,000. Raising about 1,800 feet in the Sands community to an 11-inch height is estimated to cost $2.6 million.

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