TEDx Talk – Delaney Reynolds: The Sink or Swim Project

Published on May 3, 2016
In her impassioned TEDx Talk, Delaney Reynolds 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 global climate change problem, as well as the political challenges our society faces as we work to change damaging behaviors and seek new solutions to our world’s climate crisis. She also 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 we don’t urgently begin addressing it.

Ahead of the Tide – Chapter Ten: “Looking to the Future”

Published on March 17, 2016
Whether we are looking at the economic consequences of rising seas and sunny day flooding, beaches as the lifeblood of Florida, or the importance of maintaining a healthy habitat and nesting grounds for sea turtles, something must be done. Chapter ten of the Ahead of the Tide is a call to action for anyone and everyone who wants to see a healthy and vibrant future for Florida’s coastal communities. Ensuring that we have resilient, beautiful beaches for generations to come can only be achieved when we are all engaged. It is time for all of us to step up and be the change we want to see.

Ahead of the Tide – Chapter Nine: “Civic Engagement”

Published on March 14, 2016
Chapter Nine of Ahead of the Tide focuses on the various ways people have been engaging in the conversation to address the ongoing challenges of sea level rise. From joining marches in the streets to participating in public meetings to voting in leaders who are willing to work towards viable solutions, the public voice can bring about the necessary changes. Through these and other actions we must demand that we stay ahead of the tide.

Ahead of the Tide – Chapter Eight: “Local Solutions”

Published on March 10, 2016
We can no longer ignore what is happening in Florida’s coastal communities: the time has come for Florida to become a leader in how to adapt and address flooding, loss of water supplies, beach erosion, failing infrastructure and wildfires. As the state’s government continues to refuse to acknowledge the realities of sea level rise and climate change, Ahead of the Tide’s chapter 8 focuses on Floridians turning to local and regional government for solutions.

Ahead of the Tide – Chapter Seven: “Sea Turtles”

Published on March 7, 2016
Sea turtles are an indicator species; they tell us how the beaches and marine environment are doing. Explored in Ahead of the Tide’s Chapter 7 is the symbiotic relationship between sea turtles and humans. Where turtles are successfully nesting, coastal environments are doing well. But where turtles are unable to nest, we see residents along those same beaches also at risk. It is crucial we understand how coastal development and sea level rise affects these majestic creatures and the habitats we share.

Ahead of the Tide – Chapter Six: “Beach Access”

Published on March 3, 2016
Florida’s beaches are not only important economic drivers and assets for its citizens they are also part of their culture, health and welfare. In Chapter 6 of Ahead of the Tide we examine the latest struggle for fair and sustainable beach access. From areas of recreation for Floridians and tourist alike to vital habitat areas for the unique and precious wildlife such as sea turtles, continued beach access is crucial for Florida and its brand to succeed.

Ahead of the Tide – Chapter Five: “Managing the Beaches”

Published on February 29, 2016
As the sea level continues to rise, we face unique challenges in managing our beaches. Chapter 5 of Ahead of the Tide highlights various ways coastal towns and cities have begun to address eroding beaches. From the consequences of armoring the shore with more and more sea walls to the rising cost of continually re-nourishing our beaches, Floridians are speaking out about the need for new and enlightened policies to manage our coastal communities and beaches.

Ahead of the Tide – Chapter Four: “Coastal Development”

Published on February 25, 2016
In Florida, we’ve drawn a line in the sand with intense coastal development. Chapter 4 of Ahead of the Tide explores the incentives, policies, and subsidies shaping our shoreline.

TED Talk – Al Gore: The Case for Optimism on Climate Change

Published on February 24, 2016
In his latest TED Talk, Al Gore, founder and chairman of The Climate Reality Project, poses three questions that will determine the future of our planet – and why there’s good reason to be optimistic. Do we have to change? Can we change? And the big question: Will we change? In this challenging, inspiring talk, Gore says yes.

Ahead of the Tide – Chapter Three: “The Political Climate”

Published on February 17, 2016
Florida is one of the most exposed areas in the United States in terms of the economic consequences of sea level rise. In Chapter 3 of Ahead of the Tide, concerned local residents speak to the economic sustainability of continued coastal development and the impact on the quality of life for all Floridians. They are urging state government to engage on sound coastal and climate policy.

Ahead of the Tide – Chapter Two: “Sea Level Rise”

Published on February 16, 2016
Florida is ground zero for sea level rise. Chapter 2 of Ahead of the Tide explains why seas are rising and why Florida is especially at risk. We explore from the geography to the geology why Floridians are already being affected by rising seas and “sunny day flooding” in their everyday lives.

Ahead of the Tide – Chapter One: “Florida’s Lifeblood”

Published on February 14, 2016
Beaches are part of the lifeblood of the state of Florida – and right now they are under threat. This opening chapter of Ahead of the Tide introduces us to the various factors affecting one of the most important aspects of the sunshine state: our natural sandy beaches.

Ahead of the Tide – Trailer

Published on January 21, 2016
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.

About CAVU – Flight. Film. Education.

Published on October 30, 2015
In a pilot’s world, CAVU is that meteorological dream: Ceiling and Visibility Unlimited. The founders of CAVU have taken this dream one step further to have relevance on a sociopolitical level. In a world of political discord, social turbulence and environmental crisis we aspire to bring Calm Air. Where systems fueled by greed are clouding our skies and waterways, we search for Visibility Unlimited. On all levels, CAVU is what we strive for each day.

If I Get it, Why Can’t You?

Published on Sep 14, 2015
Children and young adults understand that sea level rise is a problem and that we are going to inherit its mess. Unfortunately, too few adults in leadership positions understand that. Why can’t adults set aside politics and profits and deal with the reality of the catastrophe of sea level rise? I understand that adults are supervising us, but when it comes to sea level rise, are they doing enough and fast enough to protect our planet?

TEDxYouth@Miami Application

Published on Nov 1, 2015

My application for TEDxYouth@Miami.