Rising Tide: Will Sea Level Rise Doom the Burg’s Next Boom?

  • 20 May 2015
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Karen Steidinger Auditorium, 100 8th Avenue SE, St. Petersburg, 33701


As Florida overtakes New York as the country's third largest state, it seems a fait accompli that Florida will continue to draw new residents by the millions. But as the climate changes and the icecaps melt, how much of Florida will remain above water? What impact will rising sea levels have on property values and insurance rates? Will people continue to flood to Florida, or will flooding cause residents to flee the state? And what does it mean for historic preservation?

Speakers: Dwight Dudley, Florida House of Representatives District 68; David Hastings, Professor of Marine Science & Chemistry, Eckerd College, Gary T. Mitchum, Professor and Associate Dean, USF College of Marine Science.

Program is free for all attendees. Reception featuring appetizers and cash bar begins at 6:30 pm.

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