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Fishkind Conversations: Sea Level Rise And Its Economic Impact On Florida


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Defending coastal communities from rising seas will cost the United States more than $400 billion over the next 20 years.

That’s according to a new report by the Center for Climate Integrity.

The report says Florida will be “the most heavily impacted state,” and $76 billion will be spent along the Florida coast.

Economic analyst Hank Fishkind tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston that while some areas of Florida are already working against sea level rise, more must be done. And the markets are just starting to notice – and make changes.

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Nicole Darden Creston

About Nicole Darden Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to Central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. She joined WMFE in 2010. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from local arts to national elections, from ... Read Full Bio »

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