Claudia Sheinbaum, a climate scientist and former mayor of Mexico City, became the first woman to be elected president of Mexico, winning Sunday’s vote in a landslide.

Sheinbaum, 61, received nearly 58 percent of the vote, according to preliminary results from the Mexican electoral office.





High ocean heat content and the anticipated development of La Niña are expected to fuel an above average hurricane season in the North Atlantic this year, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration (NOAA). 
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center forecasts a range of 17 to 25 named storms (average is 14). Of those, 8 to 13 are forecast to become hurricanes (average is 7), including 4 to 7 major hurricanes (average is 3).  

NBC MIAMI STORY with John Morales   

The Florida Policy Project in partnership with Carolyn Kousky, PhD and Lorilee Medders, PhD, are releasing The Evolution of Florida’s Public Private Approach to Property Insurance. This extensive, deep-dive report provides a primer on Florida’s insurance market. The report describes in detail the past, current and future opportunities for property insurance in Florida. 





Climate change is impacting Central Florida municipalities’ budgets and is expected to cause major budget losses as cities rely on property taxes from coastal structures that may be underwater in the future, according to a study from researchers at Florida State University and Cornell. 

Researchers believe the United States will likely see two feet of sea level rise over the next 21 years, and chronic or bi-weekly flooding will cause property values to drop, among other things. 

FULL STORY AND INTERVIEW with Linda Shi (Cornell), William Butler (FSU), and Zachary Eichholz (Cape Canaveral)

As researchers increasingly face many kinds of attack over their work, there is debate about how to support and protect them.

Every day around the world, scientists are being abused and harassed online. They are being attacked on social media and by e-mail, telephone, letter and in person. And their reputations are being smeared with baseless accusations of misconduct. Sometimes, this escalates to real-world confrontations and attacks.

Such threats to scientists aren’t new; those researching climate change and gun control, for example, have endured abuse for decades.