About ADAPT

What does sea level rise mean for Northeast Florida? 

With up to 6.6 feet projected by the end of the century, what’s being done to protect life on the First Coast?  

On ADAPT, you’ll find original reporting about local government reactions to climate change, who’s helping shape the public conversation, and in-depth looks at how sea level rise affects everything from Florida’s endangered species to our drinking water, coastal economies and the U.S. Navy.

ADAPT also includes profiles of some of the people of Northeast Florida who are coming up with solutions. Read their Q&As or listen to the ADAPT podcast for more in-depth conversations with them. 

And at ADAPT events, the public is invited to talk with experts and hear what they can do, collectively, to deal with rising waters. 

As you read and listen, we invite your feedback. Please feel free to tell us your story ideas, ask questions or make suggestions here.   

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ADAPT is a project of WJCT and includes reporting by WJCT News and curated content from other sources.

ADAPT Advisory Board

Sunshine Menezes
Clinical Associate Professor of Environmental Communication
Executive Director, Metcalf Institute for Marine & Environmental Reporting

John Upton
Journalism Partnerships Editor, Climate Central

Elizabeth Payne
CEO, Northeast Florida Regional Planning Council

Shana Udvardy
Climate Resilience Analyst, Union of Concerned Scientists

Thomas Ruppert
Coastal Planning Specialist, Florida Sea Grant College Program, University of Florida

ADAPT is a production of WJCT Public Media. Financial support for ADAPT comes from our readers and listeners, with additional support from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the 2040 Foundation.