As Hurricane Irma is about to arrive in South Florida, it is instructive to reread my comments on this blog posted about one year ago (see https://ericgrimsrud.org/2016/08/10/state-aided-deception-continues-in-florida/)...
In that post, the encouragement of the State of Florida for continued and even enhance residential construction in South Florida is related. Since the Governor of that state has been a hard-core denier of the detrimental effects of global warming, it will be interesting to see what spin he places on the effects of Irma. I expect his response will be that the extraordinary strength of Irma was due entirely to natural causes and was not affected by mankind’s emissions of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. Assuming he cares about any other states in the USA, I suspect he will say the same about the origin of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.
Oh sure, Mother Nature caused these two 500-year extreme weather events in less than two weeks from each other without any assistance from the distinctly unnatural emissions of CO2 by human beings, right? Going forward, Americans should beware of Florida’s snake-oil salesmen, such as Governor Scott. They might soon be trying to sell you one of their state’s multitude of bridges, for example. After all, they will soon become “bridges to nowhere” and Florida will need the proceeds of such sales for payments to the contractors who are still building the infrastructures of South Florida’s latest coastal communities”. If you need help in believing the existence of this twisted logic, you should read again my previous post indicated above. Heaven help those Iowa pig farmers referred to there who are counting on retirement bliss in South Florida.
Posted by: ericgrimsrud | September 7, 2017
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