Are we too late? Can we save Miami? What can we do? That is the type of questions Miami business leaders and officials are trying to address … Mayor Levin and many other leaders in the Miami area seem to be getting the picture, we are in trouble. Hopefully, we are not too late.
Miami’s Business Leaders Trying to Learn How to Make Money Out of Sea-Level Rise
What do an architect, an insurance broker, and a teacher have in common? In South Florida, they should all be thinking about sea-level rise.
BY JESSICA WEISS
You know the story by now: The seas are rising, to the tune of at least three feet over the next 100 years. And Miami is the number one at-risk community in the world.
But Wayne Pathman, the chair-elect of the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce and chair of Miami’s Sea Level Rise Committee, is tired of reading news articles that say the Magic City is doomed. For Pathman, the encroaching seas present huge opportunities.