According to the Ocean Conservancy, the nine greatest threats to our Florida waters as identified in their 2019 report are:
An accelerator fueling several of the “nasty nine” is a well-known culprit: Climate change. Carbon pollution has caused our global climate to warm more rapidly, driving and exacerbating environmental disasters that put coastal communities in danger.
This report also lays out the solutions to these threats, showing how Floridians across the state can join together and take action for our ocean.
And to learn more about the science behind Ocean Acidification, watch these short videos..
Did you see the information on Extreme Weather in the report above? Want to learn more about hurricanes, warming oceans, and ocean acidification? Watch this educational and FUN video from Dr. Tracy Fanara, a.k.a. Inspector Planet...
And then take a look at Hurricane Phoenix: The Tampa Bay Region's Worst Case Scenario. An eye-opening & frightening look at the potential effects of a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane making a direct landfall on the Tampa Bay metro area.
Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council updated and just released their super popular Hurricane Phoenix educational program. Project Phoenix 2.0 - The Recovery is focused on the aftermath and local businesses with personal stories from business owners in Mexico Beach. It can be viewed on their website here: