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In South Florida, Finding Climate Change Solutions Transcends Party Politics04:45Download

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Susy Torriente is assistant city manager and chief resiliency officer in Miami Beach. She's pictured at a park that has seen an increase in flooding, which the city attributes to sea level rise and climate change. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)MoreCloseclosemore
Susy Torriente is assistant city manager and chief resiliency officer in Miami Beach. She's pictured at a park that has seen an increase in flooding, which the city attributes to sea level rise and climate change. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)

The environment is a big, complex issue in South Florida. The Everglades ecosystem relies on a supply of fresh water flowing south, but the development of Florida has hindered that flow.

Closer to the coast, places like Miami Beach are dealing with the threat of rising seas. Policymakers have come up with solutions to deal with these issues.

This segment aired on September 20, 2016.

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