Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Miami Herald catches up to Eye On Miami: reports from Greenland ... by gimleteye

In mid July, Eye On Miami reported from Greenland, on the melting ice that threatens sea level rise and, in particular, coastal cities like Miami. The Herald sent staff to Greenland and reported to its readers a few days ago. Good for the Herald.

Since the Herald follows Eye On Miami (and other blogs), here's what the Herald ought to focus on: connect dots for readers between the net impact of government regulatory failures -- like county commissioner Lynda Bell's successful campaign against wetlands regulations by the county department of environmental protection (DERM) -- and the costs to taxpayers. Focus on the costs of zoning and permitting that allows hundreds of new coastal condo projects and more suburbs in wetlands to move forward, despite the real costs of sea level rise. Focus on the $25 billion plan by FPL to put two new nuclear reactors right in the path of sea level rise, and an economy that will fracture within the service lifetimes of those reactors if they are built.

It's part of what we try to do at Eye On Miami: two writers and many readers with valuable comments and points of view that reflect a diversity of interest and concern about the future of our communities, without waiting for the Miami Herald.


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Anonymous said...

your articles were better.

Anonymous said...

If you think property taxes are high now, wait until Miami-Dade, which can't afford to rebuild its own sewer system, has to start contributing to building a levee from the coast to the Collier County line.

Anonymous said...

Arctic sea ice up 60 percent in 2013.

About a million more square miles of ocean are covered in ice in 2013 than in 2012, a whopping 60 percent increase -- and a dramatic deviation from predictions of an "ice-free Arctic in 2013,"