Is There a Connection?
Climate Change & Coronavirus

WJCT Public Media and the Northeast Florida Regional Council hosted an ADAPT conversation focused on the parallels between, and the intersections of, climate change and the coronavirus and how these crises are affecting our state and region.
ADAPT: Special Edition

Meet six people helping the First Coast adapt to sea level rise and the other effects of climate change

This Jacksonville Scientist Is On A Mission To Change Public Policy

Adam Rosenblatt
Assistant Professor of Biology,
University of North Florida

How To Talk About Climate Change Without Getting Punched In The Face

Lauren Watkins
Director of Behavior Change Strategies,
Impact By Design

Getting My Entire City LEED‑Certified

Shane Corbin
City Manager,
Atlantic Beach

Building Northeast Florida’s Resilience By Bringing Business Leaders To The Table

Sean Lahav
Resiliency Coordinator,
Northeast Florida Regional Council

Florida’s First-Ever State Resilience Officer Is In Listening Mode

Julia Nesheiwat
Chief Resilience Officer,
State of Florida

ADAPT: Edition 1

‘Retreat’ Not An Option For A California Beach Town, But It’s Already Happening In Duval County

The city of Jacksonville is offering to buy out homes in a flood-prone riverfront neighborhood.


‘Lift That Nest Up’: Florida’s Endangered Birds Threatened By Floods

The Florida grasshopper sparrow is the continent’s most endangered bird. Climate change isn’t helping.


Real Estate And Sea Level Rise: A Buyer’s Guide

In Florida, sellers don’t have to disclose flood damage. So how can buyers assess the risk?

The Beaches ADAPT

Some homeowners and city officials in Duval County’s coastal towns are taking rising seas seriously.


These Eco-Friendly Homes Are Built To Weather The Storm

A South Florida builder is trying to make prefabricated chic.

Sandy Soil And Rising Seas Spell Septic Tank Disaster In Florida

The race is on to deal with Florida’s 2.6 million ticking stink bombs.

As Seas Rise, Florida Will Likely Lose More Coastal Property Value Than Any Other State

As coastal property values drop, the economic effects could ripple inland.


Why US Carbon Dioxide Emissions Are Back On The Rise

What’s good for today’s economy isn’t so great for tomorrow’s earth.


This Is The $5.5 Million Houseboat Of The Flooded Future

Read on The Miami Herald

Why let sea rise sink your Miami lifestyle when you can go with the flow?

St. Augustine ADAPTS

In a city whose livelihood depends on its past, it pays to keep history above water.


The New Vanguard Protecting Historic Sites From Sea Level Rise: Volunteers

The Heritage Monitoring Scouts are helping the state decide which pieces of history to save and which to abandon.


How A Maine Island's Residents Are Tackling The Climate Emergency

Read on Experience Magazine

They believe the solutions will come not from laws but from neighbors.


‘Resilience Hubs’ Could Help Northeast Floridians — Including Animals — Weather Floods

City planners can use new data to maximize conservation projects’ impact.

Downtown Jacksonville ADAPTS

A riverfront hospital is bulking up its flood protection after nearly having to evacuate during Hurricane Irma.


How To Make Jacksonville More ‘Resilient’: 2 Committees’ Suggestions

After pulling out of a national resiliency initiative in 2016, the city is working on its own adaptation plans.