Sea level rise threatens the Florida Keys: Resident responses – Episode 3
By Avery Van Etten
While the Florida Keys government and environmental groups are bracing for sea level rise, what do residents think? This podcast episode examines residents’ opinions on sea level rise and the most concerning environmental issues facing the Keys.
Most people I spoke to acknowledge that sea level rise is an issue, but it isn’t their main concern. Instead, they are most worried about protecting the reefs and reducing consumption of single-use plastics. One man says he doesn’t believe oceans are rising.
Younger generations will likely be more directly affected by changes due to sea level rise. High school senior Jillian Duclo says she is already noticing the effects of rising oceans. Hear from her and others in this final episode.