A New Florida Pier is Designed to Face the Reality of Rising Seas

There’s no polite way to put this: Florida is screwed. And we’re starting to see the state’s infrastructure adapt to the reality of climate change.

A new pier for St. Petersburg just been approved by the city that takes changing ocean conditions into consideration. This includes a lightweight structure that can float on rising seas and smart engineering that’s resilient in the face of potentially more powerful storms.

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