Sea levels rise is inundating in our coastal communities. Awareness of the issue is pivotal. It poses a threat to our infrastructure, water supply and lives. Why is this happening? Ice caps are melting, which causes the volume of water in the ocean to increase.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) explains on its website that “in urban settings along coastlines around the world, rising seas threaten infrastructure necessary for local jobs and regional industries.”
This photo essay showcases residential and business areas in South Florida that are potentially at risk of inundation due to the growing problem of sea levels rising as a consequence of climate change on our planet.
Vanessa Garcia is a senior at FIU majoring in Digital Broadcasting with a concentration in English. Her hobbies include singing, making videos, writing, and reading. After graduation, she aspires to become an entertainment host/personality or radio personality. She hopes to leave a mark in the entertainment industry and inspire others along the way.
Maria Lozada is a junior at Florida International University majoring in Digital Broadcast. She has a passion for writing and editing videos. She looks forward to graduating and pursuing a career in the media industry.