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Friday, June 20, 2014
It's common for those who don't really understand climate change to say "oh well, I'm sure they'll think of something to sort things out." Well, maybe they won't. Read this fascinating piece on the difficulties Miami is already facing from rising sea levels. Read past the first couple of paras, which are speculative though entertaining, and move on to the detailed discussion of the problems on page two and onwards. The really depressing thing is that Florida's governor and elite are climate change deniers. Despite the evidence all round them. The 'she'll be right mentality'. But she won't.