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Why Are Scientists Warning That Florida Is Sinking?

Florida is a peninsula surrounded by water on three sides that provide thousands of miles of coastline. The state is known for its subsidence. This is due to unstable materials in the top layer of the ground, underground erosion, and overuse of groundwater. Some parts of Florida are actually sinking.

What Is Causing Sea Levels to Rise?

As global temperatures rise, more water is being sucked into the oceans.

When Do Scientists Think Florida’s Coastline Will Be Visibly Affected?

Some parts of Florida's coastline are already feeling the effects of rising sea level. Estimates for future sea level rise vary. Some estimates put significant impacts a hundred or more years away. But others suggest notable changes in the next few decades. Scientists have difficulty predicting the precise rate of sea level change.

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