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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina tore into Louisiana and Mississippi, causing such catastrophic destruction along the coast and in places like New Orleans that some cities and towns are still struggling to rebuild.
What some may forget is that four days earlier, Katrina made its first landfall in South Florida.
People there, though, haven't forgotten. In fact, some in Florida who lived through Katrina now are preparing for climate change-related disasters they fear could be more damaging than a hurricane.
ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION AND TEACHING MATERIALS
Watch >> Adapting Miami to Climate Change
TEACHING NOTES / CONTEXT FOR USE
This video would be especially useful to a course taught in Florida, specifically South Florida, to show how one of Florida's largest cities is preparing for climate change. It is not necessarily only for Floridians, though. This video highlights many of the problems climate change will cause for cities across the world, and uses Miami as a real world example of a place that will be greatly affected by climate change. It could be used in a course based in city planning, politics, or environmental/climate science.
Assessment is at the discretion of the educator as to how the video is applied and the expectations after viewing it.
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