mark-rosenberg-fiuAt a recent Miami-Dade Board of County Commissioners meeting, FIU President Mark B. Rosenberg publicly addressed the issue sea level rise in the context of economic opportunity and development. In his speech he pointed to sea level rise as a top-priority issue, citing a projected loss of 1% of South Florida’s land mass to sea level rise by the year 2030, and up to 30% loss occurring during high tides that would be worsened by rising seas. Rosenberg went on to state that the effects of sea level rise would adversely impact the region’s insurance, finance, and transportation sectors, naming FIU as a “Solutions Center” for building community resilience and sustainability. View the full speech here >>

 

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