Disposable City: Miami's Future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe - Goldin Solar, LLC

Fridays with Daren

Fridays with Daren is a weekly live show hosted by Goldin Solar CEO Daren Goldin and marketing director Dane Myers. In the show, which streams every Friday at 1 PM eastern, Daren and Daren are generally joined by guests who share their expertise in the environment in Florida. In our tenth episode, Daren and Dane are joined by Mario Ariza, Miami journalist and author of Disposable City: Miami’s Future on the Shores of Climate CatastropheMario shares many of the stories highlighted in the book, published in summer 2020.

About this Episode

Miami is uniquely vulnerable to the effects of climate change. In particular, sea-level rise and increased temperatures threaten the city and surrounding areas in many ways. In this episode, Mario Ariza describes some of the many threats Miami faces, including freshwater access, flooding, and heat-related illness. Mario believes that it is possible to save the city— but doing so will require a tremendous amount of investment as well as a tidal shift in behavior and public engagement. 

About the Presenter, Mario Ariza

Mario Alejandro Ariza covers federal courts for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. He is a Dominican immigrant to the United States, and the author of Disposable City: Miami’s future on the Shores of Climate Catastrophe, forthcoming from Bold Type Books in summer 2020. Mario holds an MFA in poetry from the University of Miami and a Master’s degree in Hispanic Cultural Studies from Columbia University. His poetry, journalism, and non-fiction writing can be found in places like BOAAT, The Atlantic, and The Believer.

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About the Host, Daren Goldin:

Daren Goldin is the co-founder and CEO of Goldin Solar, a leading Florida solar contractor company. Goldin Solar has installed over a thousand solar arrays in the state of Florida offsetting over 10 million pounds of CO2 and saving residents more than a million dollars in energy costs.

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