Jacksonville Plays Catch-up on Climate Change

New WJCT podcast and web series profiles six people working to help Northeast Florida adapt to global warming.

Feb 14, 2020
Julia Nesheiwat is Florida’s chief resilience officer. Credit: Brendan River,  WJCT Jacksonville

Julia Nesheiwat is Florida’s chief resilience officer. Credit: Brendan River, WJCT Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, Florida—This city of nearly a million people lags behind other Florida cities working to brace for climate change and its threats, such as rising seas, more dangerous hurricanes and flooding.

Caught off Guard

However, there are signs that the region is starting to take climate change more seriously. In a series of six interviews, WJCT introduces The ADAPT Podcast, profiling some of the people who are working every day to help Jacksonville and Northeast Florida communities adapt to climate change and sea-level rise.

The interviews are part of a regional collaboration with InsideClimate News called "Caught Off Guard: Southeast Struggles with Climate Change."

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This story was published as part of a collaborative project organized by InsideClimate News involving nine newsrooms across seven states. The project was led by Louisville, Ky.-based James Bruggers of InsideClimate News, who leads the Southeast regional hub of ICN's Environment Reporting Network.

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