Author Sounds The Alarm About Climate Change, St. Johns River Dredging

Sep 26, 2018

It’s an enlightening - and alarming - explanation of the climate challenge we face here in Florida and around the world. Author Jeff Nesbit claims climate change is no far-off threat. It’s here now.

He predicts everything from Category 6 hurricanes to longer droughts, more intense floods and more in his book This Is The Way The Worlds Ends: How Droughts and Die-offs, Heat Waves, and Hurricanes Are Converging on America.

Nesbit also said the city of Jacksonville should reconsider its dredging project for the St. Johns River.

“You need to take a really careful look at what might happen when you get historic flooding because hurricanes are going to continue to hit Jacksonville. There’s going to be a lot more water in them.”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been awarded a contract valued at almost $210 million for the second phase of deepening the St. Johns River, a cost that came in higher than original expectations.

You can listen to the full interview on First Coast Connect.

Melissa Ross can be reached at mross@wjct.org, 904-358-6382 or on Twitter at @MelissainJax.