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7 unlikely things global warming could take away

By: Shea Gunther on Dec. 16, 2009, 8:35 a.m.
pelican in Florida

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Life without ... Florida

The average elevation of Florida is 98 feet. Most of the state — at least along the coast — is less than 10 feet or so above sea level. Global warming causes oceans to rise, and with a six-foot rise you can pretty much kiss Miami goodbye. Come to think of it, say goodbye to white sandy beaches, super expensive dock-side McMansions, and nightclubs I'll never be cool enough to get into. Heck, with just a three-foot rise in water level, say goodbye to Key West, too.