Fresh Water and Sea Level Rise
By Carhil Medina and Daniel Uria
Florida’s wildlife faces great danger as sea levels continue to rise at an alarming rate. While steps are being taken to protect developed residential areas, much of Florida’s wildlife is being left to drown.
Nicholas Ogle, an environmental coordinator at Florida International University’s School of Environment, Arts & Society, believes Florida’s focus on barrier island cities, like Miami Beach, is part of the problem.
“We talk about Miami Beach, we talk about mounding it up so that sea level rise doesn’t come. But that ignores the fact that we get our freshwater resources from the Everglades,” Ogle said.