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Coastal Research Library

Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in South Florida

The View of Coastal Residents

Authors: Palm, Risa, Bolsen, Toby

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  • A unique study into sea level rise in South Florida with an emphasis on information provision from coastal residents 
  • Of interest to specialists in the field of communication studies, hazards geography and American politics and climate change 
  • Relevant to a multi-disciplinary audience from upper division students and graduate students in any of the disciplines studying the human response to climate change (for example, political science, environmental science, urban studies, geography)
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About this book

South Florida is frequently cited as the part of the United State of America as most susceptible to the devastation accompanying sea level rise. Several scholarly studies have shown the negative impact of coastal location in Florida on housing values. Are the residents of South Florida concerned? Is susceptibility to sea level rise actually affecting the housing market in terms of demand, the availability of home mortgages, or house prices? Are people living at particular risk from sea level rise aware of this risk and more open to new information about climate change? Do they support policies and laws to mitigate the pace and extent of climate change? Answers to these questions are not only of general interest, but they are also key to our understanding of the human dimensions of this problem. 

This book describes the results of a detailed survey in which respondents viewed a local map displaying flooding to their own community that would result from a Category 3 hurricane in 2033. It discusses political party identification and ideology that has an overwhelming impact in shaping views about sea level rise and climate change. This book has enormous implications for the effectiveness of communicating risk information. The text is important if we, as a nation, are to design communication strategies that will lead to broader policy to combat or mitigate this risk.

About the authors

Risa Palm is Professor of Urban Studies and Public Health.  She served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost from 2009-2019.    Palm earned a M.A. and a  Ph.D. in geography from the University of Minnesota. She has held tenured positions at the rank of professor in departments of geography at the University of Colorado, the University of Oregon, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,  Louisiana State University, and the University at Buffalo.

Toby Bolsen is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Faculty Affiliate at the Urban Studies Institute.  He serves as Director of the Zoukis Research Collaborative. Bolsen earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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eBook 93,08 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32602-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 114,39 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-32601-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in South Florida
Book Subtitle
The View of Coastal Residents
Authors
Series Title
Coastal Research Library
Series Volume
34
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-32602-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-32602-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-32601-2
Series ISSN
2211-0577
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 134
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
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