Tag Archives: Florida

Beware of boas and Barack

If the weather holds, Barack Obama should touch down at Miami International Airport at 1 p.m. If the rains come down and West Avenue in South Beach floods, the president can learn the consequences of developing when Florida and sea … Continue reading

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Coral reefs: canaries in the coal mines for climate change

Well, if Florida’s going to be underwater in thirty years or the next hurricane, whichever comes first, it doesn’t matter whether coral reefs will whiten sooner than expected: The prediction comes from a just-released study by National Ocean and Atmospheric … Continue reading

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Florida: the state with the gayest name

So surreal that I can’t believe it. I had to reread the story: On the first day of the New Year, a federal judge issued a landmark ruling that finally cleared the way for same-sex marriage in every county in … Continue reading

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Let’s get (gay) married!

Happy new year. Ring out the old with this bit of news: An Orlando area official can begin issuing marriage licenses to gay couples next week, a Florida judge said, while the fate of same-sex marriage remained in limbo across … Continue reading

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‘We’ve never had the super hurricane’

Longtime denizens of South Florida — I include myself — get smug about hurricanes because we survived Andrew. Katrina? A glancing blow. Wilma? Less glancing, a genuine pain of ass for hundreds of thousands of people who lost roofs and … Continue reading

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‘Miami probably not used to being compared unfavorably to Detroit’

Gail Collins on the, excuse the pun, sea change in political alignment regarding climate change. Guess which city is the test case: Miami is probably not used to being compared unfavorably to Detroit. But there you are. “We’re going to … Continue reading

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‘The options of where to go are very limited’

As I’ve posted repeatedly, forget Florida when the seas rise and the planet warms. Climatologists are turning into amateur real estate agents: Forget most of California and the Southwest (drought, wildfires). Ditto for much of the East Coast and Southeast … Continue reading

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