Can Miami Beach survive climate change?(CNN)Miami Beach is in trouble.

The seas are rising, and people are starting to respond. I recently wrote about one resident of the South Florida city who is so concerned about climate change and rising seas that he’s packing up his home in the center of the island and planning to move to higher ground.

Pull up a map of projected sea level rise, and it’s easy to see why. At even 2 to 4 feet of sea level rise, the island will be considerably flooded. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says 6 feet of sea level increase is possible by century’s end. These are long-term trends — measured in decades and generations — but they’re certainly frightening.

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