If there's an image that starkly illustrates the threats of climate change, it's this photograph, which was included in the recent National Climate Assessment released by the White House. It is noteworthy because the flood is from exceptionally high spring tides – not heavy rains. Tidal flooding like that is relatively new. And scary. "People in Miami Beach are living climate change," said David Nolan, a meteorology and physical oceanography professor at the University of Miami. "They're on the frontline."And the unfortunate subheading.
Politicians who refuse to acknowledge global warming should visit Florida where climate change is all too realYes, if only Florida Senator Marco Rubio would visit Florida. That'll learn him.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]