Weather Patterns

What Does El Niño Mean for Sarasota?

Grave warnings of record heat for the next five years have scientists concerned, but weather doesn't affect everyone equally. What will that mean for the Suncoast?

05/19/2023 By Isaac Eger

Head Above Water

Could the Catastrophic Flooding in Fort Lauderdale Happen in Sarasota? 

As Sarasota’s skyline looks more like Miami's with each passing year, can we avoid the same flooding issues that beset Florida’s southeast coast?

04/27/2023 By Isaac Eger

Climate Considered

These Folks Are Turning the Tide on How Climate Change Impacts Our Area

Sarasota's Climate Adaptation Center will present its inaugural awards on April 18, 2023.

03/20/2023 By Staff

Future Time

Sarasota Climate Conference Emphasizes Opportunities in a Growing Crisis

Last week's climate conference noted ways in which solving the climate crisis is not only possible, it's profitable.

02/13/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Deep Time

World-Famous Paleontologist Kenneth Lacovara Will Speak at Sarasota Climate Conference

A real-life Indiana Jones will be the first speaker at this year's Climate Adaptation Center conference on Thursday, Feb. 9.

02/01/2023 By Bethany Ritz

Trees, Please

Sarasota County's First Micro Forest Has Macro Impact

Local groups are fighting climate change by planting micro forests. You can see the first local one at the Celery Fields, where it doubles as an outdoor classroom.

11/29/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Weather

The Suncoast Will Feel the Effects of Subtropical Storm Nicole Wednesday and Thursday

Heavy rains will occur and there is a possibility for coastal flooding along the barrier islands and bayfronts from Venice to Tampa Bay.

11/07/2022 By Bob Bunting

Withering on the vine

Extreme Heat, Droughts and Inflation Are Hitting Winemakers Hard

And, in response, wineries are consolidating and cutting costs.

07/20/2022 By Bob McGinn

Here We Go

Here's What to Expect from the Tropical Disturbance in the Gulf of Mexico Right Now

While winds may briefly gust to tropical storm force, with showers of rain near Sarasota, the largest impacts will be further south.

06/03/2022 By Bob Bunting

Fast Track

Climate Adaptation Center Hires Amy Grossman as COO

Amy was previously a principal at Grossman Public Relations Counselors.

05/04/2022 By Staff

Buckle up

Hurricane Forecast Predicts 22 Named Storms—Including Five Major Hurricanes

Sarasota's Climate Adaptation Center recently unveiled its forecast for the coming season.

04/18/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Climate Change

New Report Predicts More Than a Foot of Sea Level Rise for Sarasota-Manatee

Sarasota and Manatee counties can expect 14-18 inches of sea level rise, a new report predicts.

02/15/2022 By Megan McDonald

Sound Off

Is Biden Worse on Climate Change than Trump?

Biden has just approved the largest number of Gulf drilling leases in history.

11/29/2021 By Isaac Eger

Q & A

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick on What the New Infrastructure Law Means for Climate Change and Electric Vehicles

You can hear Hughes-Cromwick's views at the Climate Adaptation Center's Nov. 19 Florida Climate Forecast Conference.

11/11/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Climate Change

How Will Climate Change Impact the West Coast of Florida?

Experts will discuss the latest information about hurricanes, sea level rise, red tide and more at the Florida Climate Forecast Conference.

10/04/2021 By Staff

Hurricanes

Hurricane Ida Eyes New Orleans and the Mid-Gulf Coast

Ida will likely go through an explosive development cycle and strike Louisiana late Sunday as a major hurricane—the second in the Gulf in the past two weeks.

08/27/2021 By Bob Bunting

Climate

Climate Adaptation Center Announces First Conference

The center's first-ever climate forecast conference will be held on Nov. 19, 2021.

07/19/2021 By Staff

Sustainable cinema

Sarasota Film Festival Series Shows the Local Effects of Climate Change

The four mini-documentaries will premiere on the festival's website on Friday, April 30.

04/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Finally!

The 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Is Over

This year's season broke records.

11/30/2020 By Megan McDonald

Climate

Climate Adaptation Center Launches Website on Oct. 30

Find out more about the organization in two Zoom events tomorrow. (And guess what? It's not all bad news.)

10/29/2020 By Susan Burns