Experts have talked a lot about the problem of climate change , as a affects sea level, which has been gradually increasing. According to the researchers, some 210 homes could be flooded in 2100 in the south of the state Florida.

By Miami Diario Newsroom

Most Miamians know forecasts about the city ​​flood sooner or later, some people plan what they are going to do if this happens, but other people wonder How much will it cost?, it stands out

According to new research on the economic impact of climate change in Florida, considers it to be the state with the highest risk of flooding by the year 2100.

The study conducted by the real estate database company Zillow and non-profit organization Climate central, also estimates that in the counties of Miami-Dade and Broward there 792,226 homes -valued at more than 336 billion dollars– that they will be at risk.

But, despite the fact that every day that passes more people become aware of the problems caused by climate change and the risks that sea level rise poses to Florida, investors continue to create housing developments en areas considered at risk like Miami Beach and South Miami.

According to Zillow Senior Economist Cheryl Young, this increase in housing developments is due to the high demand that exists of people who want to have a beachfront property, without considering the risks that there are floods in those areas.

Young says that "people downplay their understanding of things like flooding," he believes people saying, 'I know I'm in a flood zone, but what are the chances?' that can come.

Flood in Florida

Zillow's senior economist indicates that the research they conducted shows that for the 2050 is raised a real risk of flooding.

Young explained that research conducted jointly by Zillow and Climate Central looked at housing construction patterns in areas at high risk of flooding over the next 80 years. It was concluded that 3.4 million homes existing for a value of 1.75 billion dollars are in danger of flood by the year 2100.

Many will think that they do not care because in 2100 they will be dead, but the study also indicates that thousands of  florida homes, valued at 3,38 billion dollars, are built in areas where flood risk by 2050, that is, only within 30 years, precisely the time that a mortgage lasts -approximately-

Florida in 2100

Zillow and Climate Central created a Interactive map which allows users to set projections for 2050 and 2100 based on the data whether carbon emissions (a major contributor to sea level rise) are greatly reduced, moderately reduced, or left unchecked.

Young asserts that the Zillow company does not intend to create a political agenda With the report, the idea of ​​the research is to give customers a better idea of ​​the Risks you run when buying a property in Florida, while the sea level continues to rise as a result of pollution.

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