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.
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.”
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.