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Eight-Minute Opening of Climate Conference

David R. Kotok
Fri Mar 10, 2023

A packed auditorium and many Zoom users attended the Climate Adaptation Center (CAC) "2023 Florida Climate Forecast Conference" in Sarasota on Feb. 9 for a full day of eye-opening discussion regarding Florida hurricane and sea level rise risk. My task was to open the conference, tell a story, and “frame” the discussion. Here’s a link to my eight minutes: Cumberland Advisors was well represented amid an impressive line-up of speakers and panelists — John Mousseau, Patty Healy, and Matt McAleer all participated in panel discussions. The 16 recorded sessions of the conference are now freely available to all on the CAC YouTube channel.


Readers, you can watch the entire conference as your time permits, or you can dip into the sessions that interest you most. While the conference focused on Florida, much information applies in other states as well, especially those with vulnerable coastlines. You can also learn more about the CAC at


Dr. Ken Lacovera

As Dr. Ken Lacovera explained in response to a question from the audience, “Hope is a choice.” It’s also a gift we want to give ourselves, our families, our communities, and the future. It’s actionable. Readers, please enjoy the conference. Here’s the link to the 2023 Florida Climate Forecast Conference playlist:


David R. Kotok
Chairman & Chief Investment Officer
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