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Business of climate change: Creative solutions exist, but they’re costly | Opinion


Local governments have been asking the state legislature to form a partnership with them to address the growing threats from the warming climate, says Irela Bagué, Miami-Dade County’s chief Biscayne Bay officer. As part of its series “The Business of Climate Change,” which highlights the climate views of business men and women throughout the state, The Invading Sea spoke with Irela Bagué, Miami-Dade’s first chief bay officer. Here are some highlights from the interview.

Miami Dade County Commission created the Biscayne Bay Task Force to address all the issues that were impacting the bay. What we found was that everything we do on land ends up in the bay. Irela Bagué is Miami-Dade County’s chief Biscayne Bay officer. And when I say everything I mean everything, from our storm drain systems, our septic systems, our canal systems that end up moving water so that we’re able to live here without flooding, and the immense amount of growth that our region has been going through.

We worked for 18 months on this task force. And we took all that information and we put together a report for the county commission with recommendations in different sections, addressing mainly how to reduce the nutrient […]

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