South Florida’s mayors face reality of rising seas and climate change

March 28, 2016

Read the full column here: Miami Herald | March 24, 2016

The two mayors warned: “The overwhelming scientific consensus is that the rising sea levels are caused by the planet warming, that the burning of fossil fuels is driving this warming, and that we need to act quickly to avoid the worst impacts ahead.”

Back in 2010, city and county governments from Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe and Palm Beach counties, with scant support from state government, formed the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact to take on the global warming crisis. (President Obama called the compact “a model not just for the country, but for the world.”)

Because local government leaders, water lapping over local roads and sidewalks, know that political prevarication has become akin to municipal suicide.