A major meeting on climate change in Washington points right to South Florida as ground zero.

Scientists and researchers say South Florida is one of the most vulnerable spots when it comes to climate change.

That is the word out of Washington, D.C., Tuesday afternoon, as the National Climate Assessment Advisory Committee meets to discuss the need for action.

Chairman Dr. Jerry Melillo says our local cities in South Florida are right on the front line of the problem, with the threat of rising sea levels.

Representatives from local governments are at the meeting and are working with federal agencies and researchers to work on recommendations to make massive updates to infrastructure to deal with the pending changes to Florida's coastline.

Sea level rise of between two and three feet is predicted to happen by the year 2060.







(Photo: HASSAN AMMAR / 2007 AFP)