Monday, November 21, 2016

The Rick Scott influence: 2 minute and 35 second segment on Florida's king tide makes no mention of climate change

Conversely, The New York Times, takes a head-on approach.

Intensified by ClimateChange, ‘KingTides’ Change Waysof Life in Florida.  (11/18/2016)
In South Florida, which takes rising sea levels seriously enough to form a regional compact to deal with global warming, climate change is no abstract issue. By 2100, sea levels could swell high enough to submerge 12.5 percent of Florida’s homes. These so-called king tides, which happen frequently, are the most blatant example of the interplay between rising seas and the alignment of the moon, sun and Earth. Even without a drop of rain, some places flood routinely.

Related reading:
Carl Hiaasen: Scott’s ‘creative editing’ deftly deletes ‘climate change’.  (Miami Herald, 3/13/2015)

Related posts:
The video doesn't tell us about the incidents of sunny-day flooding.  (10/24/2016)
Cherry Grove, South Carolina: Call it nuisance flooding or high-tide flooding or sunny day flooding, but most of all call it more likely to happen.  (2/23/2016)
Norfolk, Virginia.  (2/23/2016)
Sunny-day flooding in Miami Beach: The everyday reality and the political denial.  (5/9/2014)

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