|If I could, I would have a pet pink flamingo instead of my virtual dog/cat Smokey. They take my breath away (Smokey not so much). I took this picture, well I took all the pictures.|
Parts of Florida could become uninsurable with seas projected to rise three feet by 2100, an insurance analyst with Swiss Re, the world’s second largest reinsurer, testified at a Senate field hearing on sea rise in Miami Beach last week. In February, another Swiss Re expert told Ruvin’s task force that $6.4 billion in global losses from weather events were reported in the 1980s compared with $40 billion between 2000 and 2010. By taking steps to shore up infrastructure and incorporate climate change in planning, about $30 billion in losses projected for 2050 could be avoided, the expert said.
Miami Beach is ground zero for sea level rise. It is bubbling up from underground. I took these pictures of a Flamingo and a Flying Spoonbill to try to get you to read this article. I love pink birds, they have nothing to do with the article.
|Spoonbill Flying in Palm Beach|
|Miami Dade County's Sea Level Rise Task Force|
Read the reports from the presentations at the last meeting (lots of pictures so don't despair.) You can manage it.