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Miami Has the Most to Lose From Climate Change, Study Says

A new report by Resources for the Future, a nonpartisan economic think tank, claims that Miami is the most vulnerable coastal city in the world.
February 17, 2020, 5am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Daniel Cusick shares news of modeling from the "Florida Climate Outlook: Assessing Physical and Economic Impacts through 2040" report, published by Resources for the Future.

According to the modeling "100-year floods" could occur every few years in Miami, "endangering an additional 300,000 homes, 2,500 miles of roadways, 30 schools and four hospitals."

"Miami will also become “the most vulnerable major coastal city in the world,” RFF said, with hundreds of billions of dollars in assets under assault from winds, storm surges, coastal flooding and sea-level rise.

The model builds on previous work by the Climate Impact Lab, according to Cusick, to base projections on moderate, higher, and extreme climate scenarios.

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Published on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in Scientific American
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