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“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives.
It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”

– Charles Darwin

The science and statistics are staggering. Over the next few decades, sea level rise will devastate and change every coastal community on the planet, as well as adjacent inland areas, and will have a profound impact on social, biological, political and economic aspects of our world. No-where will the impact be more devastating, nor critical, than here in South Florida, ground zero for what is about to happen.searisebutton

Consider these facts:

  • By 2060, sea levels will rise at least two feet
  • By 2100, our children will live in a world where seas are at least 3 feet higher than today and one that some scientists predict could rise 6 or even 10 feet more
  • 2015 was the warmest year on record in 136 years of scientific data
  • Our porous geology means that both inland and coastal property will be submerged

Sink or Swim is designed to educate, inform and engage the generations, young people alive today and those who are about to be born, who will inherit sea level rise and that must work together to solve it. We invite you to learn more from this site and to get engaged today, before it’s too late. The time is now and you have a voice that is important to help our planet.

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Delaney Reynolds’ TEDx Talk

On The SINK or SWIM Project, Global Warming & Sea Level Rise

Delaney TEDxYouth
“I need your help. I need you to become involved, to speak up and out, because the time has come for our generation to solve this problem,
to change old habits by getting rid of fossil fuels, to set politics aside, to invent new technologies.
The time has come for our generation to decide whether we want our planet to sink, or swim.”
– Delaney Reynolds, Founder & Activist, The Sink or Swim Project, TEDxYouth@Miami

Please click here to watch an inspirational TEDx Talk by The Sink or Swim Project’s founder, Delaney Reynolds, on climate change and sea level rise.

Delaney’s TEDx Talk took place at the Adrienne Arsht Center’s Knight Concert Hall in downtown Miami in 2016. Her impassioned talk provides examples for how sea level rise has already begun to impact South Florida’s fragile environment and how this growing problem will soon be catastrophic if our community and country don’t urgently begin addressing it. She also discusses the work of The Sink or Swim Project and the fact that today’s children “Get It”; They understand that their generation must solve the problem, as well as some of the political challenges that our society faces as we work to change historic behaviors and seek new solutions to our world’s climate crisis.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Independently run TEDx events, such as TEDxYouth@Miami, help share ideas in communities around the world.

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AHEAD OF THE TIDE

Ahead of the Tide is an independent movement launching a 10 part video series in February 2016, highlighting the effects of sea level rise and climate change through the stories and voices of local Floridians. Each short video (5 to 7 minutes) will showcase various aspects concerning sea level rise and will include interviews with prominent scientists, engineers, politicians, conservation directors, educators, authors, and activists, including Florida Native and acclaimed writer Carl Hiaasen and The Sink or Swim Project’s very own Delaney Reynolds.

AHEAD OF THE TIDE CHAPTERS

Chapter One:Florida's Lifeblood Chapter Two:Sea Level Rise Chapter Three:The Political Climate Chapter Four:Coastal Development Chapter Five:Managing the Beaches
Chapter Six:Beach Access Chapter Seven:Sea Turtles Chapter Eight:Local Solutions Chapter Nine:Civic Engagement Chapter Ten:Looking to the Future

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