Sea level rise is one of the most pressing aspects of climate change for coastal communities around the globe. One of the most vulnerable regions in the United States is southern Florida, which is the subject of the documentary, “South Florida’s Rising Seas”
Produced by Florida International University professors, Kate MacMillin and Dr. Juliet Pinto (a longtime friend), the half-hour production explains the science of sea level rise and explores the potential threats to the region. It also addresses the actions being taken to help keep South Florida habitable.
The documentary is scheduled to air for the first time on WPBT2 – the public television station for South Florida – at 8PM on January 15th. It will be followed by a half-hour panel discussion moderated by Helen Ferré, host of WPBT2’s public affairs program Issues, and featuring: John Englander, author of “High Tide on Main Street”; Dr. Hal Wanless, chair of the University of Miami’s Dept. of Geological Sciences; Richard Grosso, Director of the Environmental & Land Use Law Clinic and professor of law at Nova Southeastern University; and Dr. Juliet Pinto, co-producer of the documentary.
To watch the trailer, visit http://journalism.fiu.edu/#!/Spotlight
For those outside the viewing area, the program is available online at http://video.wpbt2.org/video/2365148517/