Can Pensacola prepare for, and adapt to, a higher risk of flooding from rising seas and strong storms? That’s the topic of a talk tonight at the West Florida Public Library’s main branch in downtown Pensacola. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody has a preview.
The argument is that rising sea levels are already underway, in large part because of human activities – specifically, the burning of fossil fuels. Christian Wagley, executive director of event sponsor 350 Pensacola, says there’s tangible evidence that the levels here are on the rise.