So it's likely Americans won't move on climate change until people really get hurt. And science indicates Miami will be first on the chopping block. Despite what junk-science peddlers claim, a massive bulk of data shows how demonstrably screwed the Magic City will be if the oceans rise even a few inches.
In honor of last month's Science March, here's a recap of the most striking recent studies into how climate change will affect the 305.
1. Rising seas could turn 2.5 million Miamians into refugees — the most in the nation.
create "superstorms" that could level the city.
3. The city's bridges and causeways are particularly vulnerable to rising sea levels, which means Miami Beach residents could get trapped on the island.
4. In the best-case scenarios, the city would likely begin to resemble the Florida Keys.
5. Oh, and the city would also become inhospitably hot and humid even if you can find a dry spot to stand.