The Florida Everglades have faced decades of assault from development, but the rising sea levels from global warming may be the biggest danger to yet to Florida’s river of grass. The shallow, 60-mile wide river flows for a hundred miles from Lake Okeechobee to the ocean. It has already experienced salt water intrusion from eight inches of rising tides in the 20th century. But an additional four feet of rising sea levels are predicted by the end of this century.
That’s a recipe for disaster for The Everglades. Click to learn more on PBS.ORG.