Part Florida is in danger of becoming flooded due to the melting of ice caps caused by global warming.
Global warming is the result of excessive gases like carbon dioxide that's released into our atmosphere. This process occurs due to the use of products that require the burning of oil, gas and coal to operate. The burning of fossil fuels creates pollution which develops a build up of greenhouse gases that traps the heat in our atmosphere. Therefore minimal heat travels back into space, thus, more heat remains in our atmosphere and heats up Earth's surface progressively each year.
The increase of the temperature causes the ice caps in the North to melt. The melting of the ice caps causes excess water to flow to our oceans. For example, the Arctic ocean has grown tremendously from the melting of the Bering Glacier in Alaska. If the glaciers continues to melt at the rate it's diminishing now, it'll soon be all gone. We have already lost an immense amount of our glaciers in recent years (loosing more then 600 feet a year). Since we've already lost a great amount of our ice caps, it's crucial to maintain what is left, for if it were to all disappear, there'd be major environmental issues because the ice caps play a big part in climate change. They reflect the sunlight and also happen to be what various animals depend on to survive. Also, if there are more ice caps, that means there's a smaller area of the dark, deep oceans that absorb heat. Water tends to expand when heated, therefore the oceans which are already 71 percent of Earth's surface will grow even larger.
The meltwater from glaciers that is relocated into our oceans causes the sea levels to rise, which means the areas near or on the coast of places like Florida are vulnerable to becoming flooded in the future. The rising sea levels, would cause Florida to become flooded simply from high tide. This would affect the soil, drinking water, houses, etc. This is because the flooded areas would contain water that has been contaminated by whatever the water rushed past, needless to say, the water is also salt-water. The contaminated salt-water would leak into the water systems which supply the taps in our homes and such. Problems like that would affect Florida's economy because the government would be responsible for finding ways to prevent the flooding. For example, pipes and pumps would have to be built to get rid of the water that overflowed the plumbing systems of the flooded areas. Also, rising sea levels would raise the chances of storms which would also cause damage to Florida.