Miami Beach spends millions to hold back the sea

May 11, 2017

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Sea levels in South Florida could rise up to two feet over the next four decades, putting cities like Miami Beach at risk. Miami Beach is working on a multi-year multi-million-dollar program that includes a series of storm water pumps, improved drainage systems, elevated roads, and higher seawalls to protect against sea level rise. The goal is to protect the city’s infrastructure and a way of life. It’s an important first step, but much more will be needed to protect Miami Beach from climate change.