US Dumps Huge Amounts Of Sand On Miami Beach To Tackle Climate Change Erosion
Sumaira FH 3 months ago Sat 18th January 2020 | 08:10 AM
Miami Beach, United States, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Jan, 2020 ) :Dozens of trucks have started dumping hundreds of thousands of tons of sand on Miami Beach as part of US government measures to protect Florida's tourist destinations against the effects of climate change.
"We have erosion hotspots," said Stephen Leatherman, an expert on beaches and the environment at Florida International University.
Leatherman -- known locally as "Dr Beach" -- said that rising sea levels, triggered by climate change, are causing the accelerated erosion of the famous beach, as well as coastal storms and in particular hurricanes.
"South Florida is considered ground zero for climate change," he said. "I mean, not only do we have beach erosion, we got flooding going on during King tides, which happen all too often now, where some roads get flooded."A King tide is an especially high spring tide.