At this moment, there's probably a terrible traffic snarl happening somewhere in South Florida. But, until you're caught up in one yourself, what does it matter? It's difficult to care when you're not in the midst of chaos, when it's not happening in front of you. Similarly, it can be difficult to care about or comprehend, the creeping, gradual effects of climate change in Miami without bearing witness to it happening beneath our feet.
When King Tide Day brings the highest tide of the year to Miami Beach on October 9, a group of professors, students, and climate scientists will use the naturally-occurring event to publicly measure the effects of sea level rise, and consider it in terms of South Florida's future vitality.