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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Miami’s Building Boom

A behind-the-scenes look at the YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY episode featuring Jack Black. He meets with architect Reinaldo Borges to learn about the building boom that appears to be at odds with future sea level rise.

Miami’s Building Boom

A behind-the-scenes look at the YEARS of LIVING DANGEROUSLY episode featuring Jack Black. He meets with architect Reinaldo Borges to learn about the building boom that appears to be at odds with future sea level rise.

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

Is sea level rise affecting you?

The YEARS team is committed to covering stories about how we’re all impacted by climate change. Let us know if you’ve experienced sea level rise.