Saving Miami

With Jack Black

Why this story needs to be told

According to the current trajectory we’re on, Miami will be virtually uninhabitable in sixty years from now.

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Jack Black: Saving Miami

Miami may not look like a city on the verge of disaster, but rising seas and political roadblocks are turning this glistening coastal paradise into the next Atlantis.

Jack Black: Saving Miami

Miami may not look like a city on the verge of disaster, but rising seas and political roadblocks are turning this glistening coastal paradise into the next Atlantis.

Introduction

If nothing is done to curb carbon emissions, Miami is in danger of being underwater by the end of the century. Jack Black is there to find out if and how the city and other low-lying coastal areas can survive rising seas. He finds a political and business community in denial and talks to a few lone legislators, residents, activists and scientists trying to do something before it’s too late.

Season 2, Episode 2

READ MORE:
An Existential Question for Miami by Laura Parker

Meet The Characters

KEREN BOLTER Climate Scientist
Harold Wanless Geologist, University of Miami
Ben Kirtman Climate Scientist, University of Miami
PHILIP LEVINE Mayor of Miami Beach
PHILIP STODDARD Mayor of South Miami
NICOLE HERNANDEZ HAMMER Union of Concerned Scientists’ Southeast Climate Advocate
LISE VAN SUSTEREN Psychiatrist
DELANEY REYNOLDS Climate Activist
JOSH STEIN Realtor

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