Environmental Impacts of Sea-level Rise by Dr. Sandra Whitehouse
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155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480
Free to Members
$30 for Non-Members
For the 2018-2019 season, The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach will focus five of its seasonal lectures on understanding the impacts of sea-level rise to the cultural landscape. National and local experts will focus on how changing water levels will directly transform the way we interact with the built environment.
Ocean policy advisor Dr. Sandra Whitehouse will communicate the importance of stakeholders working together to understand the environmental impacts of sea-level rise to the community.
The ocean is changing. Sea level is rising and currents are weakening. Seawater is getting warmer and more acidic. The impacts are being felt worldwide. In Florida, residential homes, historic properties and municipal infrastructure (such as roads and drinking water supplies) is at risk from sea level rise. Coral reefs have experienced bleaching and fish stocks have shifted due to warmer water. Local and state governments are already preparing to cope with the changes that are coming but more needs to be done. Currently, the federal government is not proactively or comprehensively addressing these changes. Citizens who will be impacted directly or indirectly can have an impact by raising their concerns to key decision-makers.