Denial. Not a River in Africa – a Flood in Florida

March 22, 2015

This week’s news about Florida Governor Rick Scott’s ban on the words “climate change” and “sea level” for state employees has gotten a lot of attention, but a lot of non-Floridians may not realize the extreme break from reality this represents.

Skipper Dan Kipnis, a charter captain in the Miami area, has provided online a glimpse of what high tide means in Miami Beach.

With a new 400 million dollar tax payer funded pumping system, the problem is mitigated somewhat in the local area, but the remainder of South Florida will still continue to be overwhelmed.
Below, see my video on this, which predated the current kerfuffle by 4 months, and has been getting a lot of traffic lately.


3 Responses to “Denial. Not a River in Africa – a Flood in Florida”

  1. “Sea level? We ain’t got no sea level. We don’t need no sea level. I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ sea level!”

  2. dumboldguy Says:

    The Crocks video from 4 months ago was great, and deserves to be getting “lots of views”. This new one just adds “more water” to the fire.

    I guess the folks down there will continue to blissfully drive around in the water until it rises high enough to flood out their engines. That makes some sense, actually—-they are the ones who voted for Scott and sit still for his denial. Sow what you reap, etc.

  3. andrewfez Says:

    thermal expansion + land that was pushed up from last glacier sinking + gulf stream not as strong and less able to pull water off coast + antarctic melting and less able to gravitationally pull water towards it = Maryland Sea Level Rise of 2 feet by 2050.

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