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A meteorologist’s warning: We’re running out of time to save ourselves

The author, John Morales, is chief meteorologist at NBC 6 in Miami. This perspective was published in the Invading Sea project, a collaboration between the Miami Herald, Palm Beach Post, Sun Sentinel and WLRN.

I’ve studied the weather for nearly 40 years. Hot days, cold days, storms, floods, droughts — I’ve seen them all.

As the longest tenured weatherman in South Florida, I’ve been fortunate to spend almost three decades delivering forecasts and lifesaving severe weather warnings to a large media audience, in two languages, including the last 10 years as chief meteorologist for NBC 6 in…