Skip to main content

View Diary: Why are Rick Scott and Marco Rubio Telling South Florida to go Flood Themselves? (62 comments)

Comment Preferences

  •  You are welcome..... Did you read (8+ / 0-)

    the recent neck and neck because some puritans want a real dem.. ( rolls eyes)  We got to get ahead of this.

    Just how much Koch do Right Wingers want in their life? . United Veterans of America

    by Vetwife on Sun May 11, 2014 at 12:22:16 PM PDT

    [ Parent ]

    •  I did yes. I am with Crist all the way. (6+ / 0-)

      "If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading."- Lao-Tzu

      by Pakalolo on Sun May 11, 2014 at 12:25:40 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  What's interesting in the polling of a race (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:

        between Nan Rich and Rick Scott shows her losing horribly and shamefully.  Most Floridians do not know who she is.  Crist has momentum, has raised a good deal of money and outpolls Scott.  Polling now shows Crist far ahead and taking Tallahassee back.

        His environmental track record is excellent.  And as you stated, he's great on voting rights.  He even vetoed the teacher pay raise tied to merit that the GOP wanted in place and accepted stimulus money from the Federal Government when the state needed it (another thing the GOP hated).  As a Republican he never tried to circumvent the States Supreme Court by rallying to have them voted out of office.   The things and groups he was bad on/with, he has made amends with/to and his philosophy has genuinely changed.

        I'm in it for Crist  too.  He has my vote in the primary and the general.  

        I'm up in Central Florida where our limestone bedrock and our depleted aquifer is causing some major damage in the form of sinkholes (we also got hit in the mid 2000's with three hurricanes in a row).  

        Scott is also gutting Citizens Property Insurance and trying to auction its remains to sketchy out of state insurers.  

        Great piece!

        •  As I understand, the real issue is ocean intrusion (2+ / 0-)
          Recommended by:
          Pakalolo, aimeehs

          It's not that steadily rising seas are going to bury Miami Beach any time really soon (i.e. in the next 15-20 years).  The big issue is going to be salt water intrusion into the aquifers on which the entire state depends.

          Combine the "push" of higher sea levels with the "pull" of depletion of aquifers for farms and cities and you've got serious issues all along the coast, probably within the next ten years.  

          Oh, and throw in sugar farm and livestock runoff and sewage just for good measure, and you're looking at genuinely serious problems in the near future.  Flooding along Logan Avenue in Miami becoming a recurring event is getting the headlines,and will continue to do so.  But the Big Hairy Deal is happening underground, well out of sight (no pun intended).

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site