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Miami could be underwater within 80 years, but rich people keep buying luxury waterfront homes a?? and local experts says there's a simple explanation for it

Miami could be underwater within 80 years, but rich people keep buying luxury waterfront homes a?? and local experts says there's a simple explanation for it
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Miami could be partially underwater and unlivable within 80 years, science indicates.




Despite the dire predictions, wealthy home buyers are still snapping up luxury waterfront real estate.




Miami real-estate agents say their clients aren't concerned with rising sea levels in the undetermined future.




"They want to enjoy their wealth now with their families in their homes," one real estate broker told Business Insider.



Miami, one of the most-visited cities in the world, is one of many coastal cities that could be partially underwater and unlivable within 80 years, according to scientists.
Miami and Miami Beach already struggle with serious flooding related to sea-level rise, even when there is no rain, as Business Insider's Kevin Loria previously reported. The flat, low-lying areas are surrounded by rising seas, and the ground underneath is mostly porous limestone, which means water will eventually rise through it.
"Miami as we know it today — there's virtually no scenario under which you can imagine it existing at the end of the century," Jeff Goodell, author of "The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World" told Business Insider in 2018. "It may be some smaller version of Miami that incorporates platform houses and floating structures."
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