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Miami-Dade Task Force: A Content Analysis of How Coastal Communities View Sea Level Rise as a Threat

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Date Issued:
2019
Abstract/Description:
Sea level rise (SLR) has become a serious threat for coastal communities in recent years. Many communities, including South Florida, are already having the security of their daily lives impacted as climate change causes SLR and other environmental impacts to worsen. This study reviews the Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force Report to determine how this coastal county government views SLR as a threat. Using mixed content analysis to analyze the report qualitatively and quantitatively, the Task Force's recommendations are categorized based on their focus on security, infrastructure, economics, and the environment. One finds the concerns of the people to maintain their property and infrastructure, as well as their access to water and other basic needs, as insurance costs spike and funding becomes more difficult to obtain. Policies will have to be revised using updated scientific studies, modeling, and mapping to mitigate against the worse-case scenarios.
Title: Miami-Dade Task Force: A Content Analysis of How Coastal Communities View Sea Level Rise as a Threat.
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Name(s): Alvaro, Francisco, Author
Jacques, Peter, Committee Chair
Knox, Claire, Committee Member
Hinkle, Ross, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2019
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Sea level rise (SLR) has become a serious threat for coastal communities in recent years. Many communities, including South Florida, are already having the security of their daily lives impacted as climate change causes SLR and other environmental impacts to worsen. This study reviews the Miami-Dade Sea Level Rise Task Force Report to determine how this coastal county government views SLR as a threat. Using mixed content analysis to analyze the report qualitatively and quantitatively, the Task Force's recommendations are categorized based on their focus on security, infrastructure, economics, and the environment. One finds the concerns of the people to maintain their property and infrastructure, as well as their access to water and other basic needs, as insurance costs spike and funding becomes more difficult to obtain. Policies will have to be revised using updated scientific studies, modeling, and mapping to mitigate against the worse-case scenarios.
Identifier: CFE0007427 (IID), ucf:52705 (fedora)
Note(s): 2019-05-01
M.S.
Graduate Studies, Dean's Office GRDST
Masters
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Subject(s): sea level rise -- content analysis -- climate change -- Florida -- security -- Miami-Dade
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0007427
Restrictions on Access: public 2019-05-15
Host Institution: UCF

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