Looking Forward: What Irma Means for the Future of Florida

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, many are questioning what the storm means for the Florida’s future. Since the lull due to the housing market crash in 2007, Florida has seen a steady increase in the population – the US News estimates that Florida has added nearly 1,000 residents per day. However, this past hurricane season recommenced discussion about climate change and its effects on living in Florida. Considering the damage done by floodwaters during Irma, rising sea levels and broadening flood plains raise a lot of questions about how Florida will continue to support an ever-growing population. Jesse Keenan,

Posted on: 6 December 2017 | 7:41 pm