There’s no doubt among scientists that the climate is changing and the seas are rising, and so the work being done at FIU these days has moved from proof of the problem to solutions. In South Florida, that means fixing three major environmental issues associated with rising sea:
- Fighting the seas with fresh water.
- Protecting wetlands so they can protect us.
- Keeping the floods at bay.
The key is that FIU’s researchers are concentrating on what can be done now. “Panicking over the worst-case scenario or being laid back about the best case is the worst thing that can happen,” said Ali Mostafavi, assistant professor at FIU’s OHL School of Construction in the College of Engineering & Computing. “We have to concentrate on what can be done.” Read more >>