South Florida is leading the way on preparing for the effects of climate change.

Broward Commissioner Kristin Jacobs spoke as part of a panel Tuesday at the National Climate Assessment meeting in Washington to share what local governments here are doing.

The prediction of rising sea levels along our coastline in the next four decades has prompted efforts to consider infrastructure updates to deal with the changes.

Jacobs explained that all four South Florida counties -- Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, and Palm Beach -- are all following over 100 recommendations that they came up with through the help of federal agencies, scientists, and researchers.

South Florida beaches are expected to experience sea level rise of two to three feet by 2060.

The third annual Nationa Climate Assessment in Washington aims at figuring out ways to deal with the climate's impact on the United States.