Sun Sentinel: Sea-level rise: Adapt or retreat | Opinion

Today’s news is full of gloom and doom tied to sea-level rise projections. The magnitude of the issue is hard to digest for many who have homes in coastal America. When I resided in Coral Ridge, it was an oddity to see water on the streets, an occurrence that has now become all too commonplace.

According to flood inundation maps released by Climate Central and the real estate website, Zillow, close to $1 trillion in real estate will be lost if seas rise six feet. Ft. Lauderdale figures substantially in these calculations. The enormity of the challenge is breathtaking.