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Florida - South Florida
"Investigative Reporter Focused on Climate Adaptation"
Experience In
Disaster/Risk/Resilience
Expert On
Climate Adaptation
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  • State
    Florida
  • City
    South Florida
  • Zipcode
    33129
  • Job Title
    Investigative Reporter
  • Company
    Floodlight News
  • How Far Are You Willing to Travel?
    Within 50 miles
  • Climate Adaptation
    Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe

    During any given hurricane season, the City of Miami stands a chance of being gutted by a massive storm surge. Studies predict such an outcome could displace up to a million people. The Army Corps of Engineers proposed reducing the risk of such an event by building a wall that would act as a barrier to the wind driven water. Fearing that it might impact their real estate values, locals balked at the idea. Ultimately, the wall was never built. But the conflict around its proposal serves to illuminate the tough choices cities and policymakers face when attempting to adapt urban infrastructure to a rapidly changing climate.
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  • Summary
    Mario Alejandro Ariza is an investigative reporter for Floodlight news, where he writes about climate change and the people responsible for it. Previously, he was an investigative reporter at the South Florida Sun Sentinel. You can also find his byline in places like The New Republic, The Atlantic, Audubon Magazine, and the Huffington Post. In 2020, he published a book called Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe. His essays have been featured in The Believer and selected for Best American Essays. He lives in South Florida with two cats, a dog, and a sturdy pair of waterproof boots
  • Highlights
    Mario is an investigative reporter for the largest circulation newspaper in South Florida.
    His stories personalize the impacts of climate change and highlight the complexities
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    Moderate: Full refund up until 14 days prior to event, except fees (travel and service)
  • Price Range
    $200 To $0
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  • Languages
    English
    
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