FL - 'We've got to start on this': City committee confronts the realities of sea-level rise

The first meeting of resiliency committee comes with stark predictions about sea-level rise and Jacksonville's vulnerabilities

The first meeting of the Jacksonville City Council’s Special Committee on Resiliency drew a big crowd to tackle far bigger issues.

More than 100 people showed up at City Hall Monday as the committee begins to envision the stark realities of sea-level rise.

Committee Chair Matt Carlucci asked the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers climate change expert Glenn Landers to set the stage. He said the city needs to prepare for seas that are between four and nine feet higher by the year 2100.

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