Researchers from @floridainternationaluniversity (FIU) are worried that Miami will be submerged by the end of the century. Located along the sea, the Magic City is extremely vulnerable to sea level rise. Scientists forecast that water will increase between 13 and 34 inches by 2060 and up to 86 inches by 2100. Miami Beach committed $500 million to elevate the city and to place pump stations–30 stations of the 80 planned have already been installed to keep the city dry–but the pumps are not a long-term solution to sea level rise. The system has been criticized by scientists and researchers from FIU, @NOAA, @univmiami and @nsuflorida which all claim that the pumps are polluting the water. They recommended that the city set up green infrastructures to treat water and absorb pollutants. In Miami Beach, some roads have been raised higher than the buildings they neighbor, an unsustainable solution as tourism increases. Solutions like reef restoration and wetland preservation are thought of as more long-term actions to help Miami survive sea level rise. A Florida researcher stated Hurricane Irma produced up to 6-foot waves, but without any coral-reef barriers, it could have created waves 20-feet in height. How should the municipalities prevent the city from disaster? ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ #YEARSproject #miami #florida #sealevelrise #climatechange #miamibeach #pump #wave #storm #floridainternationaluniversity - The Years Project

Researchers from @floridainternationaluniversity (FIU) are worried that Miami will be submerged by the end of the century. Located along the sea, the Magic City is extremely vulnerable to sea level rise. Scientists forecast that water will increase between 13 and 34 inches by 2060 and up to 86 inches by 2100. Miami Beach committed $500 million to elevate the city and to place pump stations–30 stations of the 80 planned have already been installed to keep the city dry–but the pumps are not a long-term solution to sea level rise. The system has been criticized by scientists and researchers from FIU, @NOAA, @univmiami and @nsuflorida which all claim that the pumps are polluting the water. They recommended that the city set up green infrastructures to treat water and absorb pollutants. In Miami Beach, some roads have been raised higher than the buildings they neighbor, an unsustainable solution as tourism increases. Solutions like reef restoration and wetland preservation are thought of as more long-term actions to help Miami survive sea level rise. A Florida researcher stated Hurricane Irma produced up to 6-foot waves, but without any coral-reef barriers, it could have created waves 20-feet in height. How should the municipalities prevent the city from disaster? ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ ▪︎ #YEARSproject #miami #florida #sealevelrise #climatechange #miamibeach #pump #wave #storm #floridainternationaluniversity