- Sea-Level Rise in Miami-Dade Could Cost $3.2 Billion by 2040
“A new report from the Center for Climate Integrity confirms what most of us already know: The seas are rising, and Miami is pretty much screwed.
But the study puts the impact of climate change into stark, almost apocalyptic terms: If Miami-Dade were to construct a basic seawall defense system, the county would need to spend a whopping $3.2 billion for 267 miles of coastal barriers. Constructing 14 miles of seawalls in Miami would cost $173.3 million, or $391 per capita. And Miami Beach faces an estimated price tag of $83 million for nine miles of seawalls, equaling about $900 per person.”