The Challenges of Coastal Living
Scientists, academics, city managers and officials from around the globe gathered this week in St. Pete Beach for the first-ever Coastal Cities Summit, an effort to explore the challenges facing cities along the world's coasts and share information internationally. Organizers are hoping the event will be the first of many such summits and have developed a statement of principles signed at the end of the four-day meeting. Summit organizers and attendees join us to talk about why we need a meeting of coastal city leaders and academics and to help us explore some of the issues facing these communities.
Robert Weisberg addresses whether there are ecosystems in Florida moving toward being unrecoverable because of the development in nearby areas.
Weisberg and Dr. Ernest Estevez talk about the importance of good science when decisions are made that impact the environment.
Estevez talks about sea-level rise and what's projected in the coming years.
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