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Miami researcher sees danger for South Florida coastline

New research is showing that rising sea levels will sink Miami in the not-so-distant future.

The catastrophe is happening, according to a blog in the Miami New Times. The question is when South Florida will sink.

The answer, according to new work by a University of Miami researcher: even more quickly than we thought.

“People ask me all the time: ‘When is it going to happen? When will we start seeing sea level rise?’ ” Brian McNoldy, a senior research associate at the university’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, told the paper. “We’ve already passed that. It’s happening.”