::  Below is a repost from Leonard Berry, Ph.D., Director of the Florida Center for Environmental Studies  ::

Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies has been working on sea level rise and other climate change issues since 2006. Many of you have attended our workshops and summits. This work has been a collaborative effort, partnering with other Universities, local, state, national and international agencies, and private industry.  The focus of the work has been not only to examine the changing built and natural environment of South Florida, but also to facilitate the creation and dissemination of trusted science to those who will be shaping Florida's future.

In April of 2012, I testified to the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on the impacts of sea level rise on domestic energy and water infrastructure. As a result, our Center has become a consistent source of reliable sea level rise resources for local decision-makers and media around the globe.

Last week, the Senate Climate Action Task Force “pulled an all-nighter” to discuss climate change. The session culminated with Florida Senator Bill Nelson discussing the current state of sea level rise in Florida and mentioning the sea level rise work being done by Florida Atlantic University. Over the last year, Senator Nelson’s staff has met with FAU to learn more about this critical issue.

Earth Week is Climate Week!

As we collectively work together on sea level rise issues, we are encouraged by these upcoming events as well as President Obama’s commitment to prioritizing climate change solutions.

We thank you for your hard work and support.

Leonard Berry, Ph.D., Director ::  Florida Center for Environmental Studies ::  Co-Director FAU Climate Change Initiative

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