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Why the City of Miami Is Doomed to Drown | Politics News | Rolling Stone

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If you live in South Florida, you may want to check out this article: Why the City of Miami Is Doomed to Drown | Politics News | Rolling Stone. It’s scary as hell. With sea waters rising due to climate change, it’s likely that South Florida is going to sink rather rapidly into the sea as early as 2030. Miami will be gone, the Everglades will be gone, and the Turkey Point nuclear power plant is likely to become another Fukushima. Florida is currently a Tea Party state, and warnings from climatologists are going largely ignored down there. Little is being done to prepare for the rising seas, other than throwing good money after bad in efforts to update decades old pumping and desalinization systems. Miami and the resort towns around it will sink, and within decades become a new age Atlantis.  The article poses some realistically scary scenarios for Miami, as well as challenges that other low lying coastal cities such as Washington DC, New York City, and Boston are currently facing now, as well as in the future. If you believe in global warming, this article is a sobering must read.

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  1. June 30, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I read this article last week. I live in Ft. Lauderdale less than a mile from the ocean. I am trying to decide if I should sell my house now or wait for it to become ocean front property and then ask a lot more for it. 🙂

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  2. June 30, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    I would sell and high tail it to Orlando. I think in the next few decades, the ocean front property will be there. Can you imagine almost 6 million people trying to relocate to northern and central Florida? What a mess!

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    • June 30, 2013 at 2:27 pm

      It’s going to be a nightmare of epic proportions: Tourism dead. Property values plummet. No new investments in business, and large regions of Florida go bankrupt. Rioting as poor neighborhoods are displaced because they are on the high ground. I don’t even want to think about it.

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  3. July 3, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Ack. Sad part is, a lot of Tea Partiers will probably be happy to see the coastal cities go, since they’re evil “blue” enclaves.

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    • July 4, 2013 at 8:23 am

      That would be the ultimate redistricting, no?

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      • July 4, 2013 at 1:23 pm

        Ah, maybe this is their strategy…they want climate change to happen for electorate reasons…hmmmmmm

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