You are here

Nightmare for Florida's coastal homeowners

Rising sea level has brought problems such as tidal flooding and saltwater creeping into the drinking water supply, ruining the value of their homes

Officials and residents in South Florida are grappling with the risk that climate change could drag down housing markets.


ON a predictably gorgeous South Florida afternoon, Coral Gables mayor Jim Cason sat in his office overlooking the white-linen restaurants of this affluent seaside community and wondered when climate change would bring it all to an end. He figured that it would involve a boat....

Market voices on: