Atlantis will be a reality

Well worth pondering.

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Back in the early 1970s, an interesting and different song by Donovan called “Atlantis” hit the airwaves. It spoke of the destroyed world consumed by the sea. As sea level rises, the city of Miami will become a future Atlantis.

Earlier this week, a PBS Newshour piece called “Will climate change turn Miami into a future Atlantis?”, Henry Briceno, a research scientist from Florida International University, used the phrase to define his city, “we are doomed.” Sadly, this is the second scientist I have heard define Miami’s future demise.

Hurricanes have caused Miami planners to build for strong winds. Yet, they have not paid enough attention to the encroaching seas. Miami is built on porous limestone, so sea water can more easily come in. Sunny day flooding has occurred more frequently and pumps and pipes attempt to take the water back out to the bay. It is even worse during…

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One thought on “Atlantis will be a reality

  1. It certainly is worth pondering … and unless the portion of this nation who have buried their heads in the sand, and our lawmakers wake up soon to the fact … FACT … that climate change is real and isn’t going to resolve itself, we may someday be the 49 states … or perhaps even 42 or so. Sigh. We have such spineless creatures in our government today, and we pay the price. Good re-blog …

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