The Underwater HOA provides information and resources to aid homeowners, renters, neighbors, and community members to develop models for responding to climate change concerns. Below you will find tools that organizations can use to boost their Adaptation (process of adjustment to expected effects of climate change), Migration (relocation due to impacts of climate change), and Mitigation (efforts to reduce activities that increase climate change impacts, such as the use of fossil fuels and rainforest destruction):
|The Invading Sea |
A collaboration by Florida news outlets to encourage action on sea level rise.
|Eyes on the Rise |
Enter your address to find out your home’s elevation above sea level.
Adapting to sea level rise will prove to be more challenging the more visible it becomes. Below are resources that showcase the research being done to bring sea level rise to the forefront of climate change discussions, highlighting tools that can help us adapt to the new reality on the horizon.
Southeast Florida Climate Compact
Advancing resilience solutions through regional action.
|Miami-Dade County Office of Resilience |
See how Miami-Dade County is upgrading infrastructure, protecting communities, and encouraging solutions.
- Yale Climate Opinion Maps
These maps show how Americans’ climate change beliefs, risk perceptions, and policy support vary at the state, congressional district, metro area, and county levels.
Sea leve rise has already begun to affect vulnerable coastal communities, as flooding, beach erosion, and other impacts increasingly shape how and where residents choose to live. Here are resources to aid in exploring solutions for questions surrounding relocation.
Information and resources detailing how large-scale migration involves property rights, changes in land use, and various social and financial complexities.
|One Earth: Managed Retreat Report |
Climate change is likely to require managed retreat at much larger scales. Real estate worth $1.4 trillion is already located within 700 feet of the US coast with sea-level rise alone projected to affect 4–13 million Americans.
- Climate Migrants: Report from WUFT.org
Safe from rising seas, North Central Florida may see another major impact from climate change: refugees.
- Climigration Network Interactive Tool
Navigate through a series of maps and data to explore how communities across the United States will be impacted by rising seas and global warming.
Climate change mitigation refers to efforts to reduce or prevent human activities that negatively affect the climate, such as emission of greenhouse gases. Mitigation can mean using more renewable energies, making older equipment more energy efficient, changing management practices or consumer behavior, or becoming part of the movement, contacting local officials, organizing efforts to pressure community leaders to adopt cleaner standards and reduce overall energy consumption.
University of Miami Climate News
The University of Miami is harnessing the collective problem-solving knowledge of all departments to help find solutions to reduce climate change impacts.
|Miami Beach: Rising Above |
Learn about energy conservation, the natural resources, and the mitigation efforts that are unique to Miami Beach.
- United Nations IPCC 2014 Report on Mitigation of Climate Change (PDF)
The result of the work of IPCC’s Working Group III and assesses options for mitigating climate change through limiting or preventing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing activities that remove them from the atmosphere.
- Georgetown Climate Center
Read about the legislative steps the state of Florida is taking to mitigate the impacts of climate change.