This week’s question: On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being serenity and 10 being panic, how would you describe your outlook toward sea-level rise and South Florida’s economy?
Five — while it’s certainly not time to panic, we do have to be willing to invest the time and resources to counter this long-term threat. Fortunately, steps are being taken at the local, state and federal level to address sea-level rise. But we must keep reminding policymakers about the importance of this issue so it doesn’t get lost amid the stories that make the daily headlines.
Carol Brooks, president and co-founder, CREC (Continental Real Estate Companies)