Worth reading today's UK Guardian report on climate change and Miami real estate, linking up as we have done for years at EOM with state politics, Chamber of Commerce values, and the climate change deniers in the Florida GOP leadership like Marco Rubio, Rick Scott and Jeb Bush. The Guardian title, "Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away", couldn't be more succinct. We've done our best to look exactly, with a gimlet eye, and expose the undercurrents that have eroded and continue to erode our quality of life.
The Guardian: "Most of Florida's senior politicians – in particular, Senator Marco Rubio, former governor Jeb Bush and current governor Rick Scott, all Republican climate-change deniers – have refused to act or respond to warnings of people like Wanless or Harlem or to give media interviews to explain their stance, though Rubio, a Republican party star and a possible 2016 presidential contender, has made his views clear in speeches. "I do not believe that human activity is causing these dramatic changes to our climate the way these scientists are portraying it. I do not believe that the laws that they propose we pass will do anything about it, except it will destroy our economy," he said recently. Miami is in denial in every sense, it would seem. Or as Wanless puts it: "People are simply sticking their heads in the sand. It is mind-boggling."Have a great weekend.