The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed a large-scale offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico. Citizens have reported observations of thousands of dead and dying bottom-dwelling reef fish, including grouper, hogfish, white grunt, triggerfish and snapper, as well as sea turtles and crabs, to the FWC’s Fish Kill Hotline. Water quality is poor in the region with several reports of black water.
Some interesting research has appeared in the Geophysical Research Letters which has direct relevance on the Sun coast. It appears that sea water levels in the Gulf of Mexico from Key West to Alabama have been changing in a way you may not expect. It is well know that the sea level in many parts of the world have been impacted by Climate change and risen to a point where communities are being threatened. However, this research is looking at different aspect of sea level and one that most Suncoasters are not familiar with. That is the seasonal up and down variation of the sea heights in summer and winter. Seems the up and down fluctuations from season to season are intensifying.
A new study shows that rising sea levels will threaten the viability of thousands of coastal cities -- and no state will feel the effects more than Florida.
SARASOTA, FL - A new study shows that the Suncoast is vulnerable to rising sea levels. According to the paper in the National Academy of Sciences, more than a thousands of cities are at risk of being under water in the near future many of them right here in Florida.
SARASOTA, FL - A new scientific study says that 316 U.S. coastal cities will be underwater unless there is a dramatic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
Climate science is enormously complex, and irresponsible commentators like Patrick Buchanan (Oct. 17 Times column) hopelessly muddle the facts. Here are three red-flag arguments used by those who grossly misunderstand global warming or aim to mislead.