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The Perfect Tide: Sea Level and the Future of South Florida

Posted on 19 December 2016 by greenman3610

Rolling Stone Senior writer Jeff Goodell has been following the story of sea-level rise around the world for several years. Independent videographer Peter Sinclair followed Jeff on a tour of America's most vulnerable metropolis.

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  1. I'm confused. I thought we were going to be draining swamps, instead we're creating new, and more contaminated swamps? Time for the GOP in the US to repeal the laws of physics. Buckle up.

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  2. See also: The Seas Are Rising Around Donald Trump - "He may deny global warming, but it's still threatening to swamp his properties."

    The article seems a bit optimistic about Trump's life expectancy, though. It says:

    "Despite Trump's pronouncements, there is strong evidence that he—personally—could pay the price for climate change in his property interests along the South Florida oceanfront and Intracoastal Waterway."

    and then goes on to project the impact of sea level rise on some of Trump's signature properties by mid-century, when the 1946-born Trump would be over 100 years old. (Just 0.02 percent of the population, or 55,000 people, are 100 years old or older in the USA now. Only 71 people were documented to be older than 110 years on the entire planet in 2014.) Perhaps that is why Ivanka Trump claims to take the problem more seriously - she is much more likely to be alive to deal with the mess her father's science denial can only worsen.

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  3. Looks like Miami will become the Venice of the Americas.

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  4. More digging into why the insurance companies would insure such properties is needed.  If they alone were carrying the risk, I bet they would completely stop issuing new policies and not renew old policies.  Obviously they think this is a good investment.  How does it work and who is really carrying the can.

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