Re the June 21 article Magazine sees doom for Miami after 2030: It’s ironic that although the Rolling Stone article on sea level rise states that Miami Beach Commissioner Michael Gongora “prides himself on his willingness to face reality,” he told the Herald that the article had “a very pessimistic tone which I personally happen not to agree with.”
Facing reality requires accepting science, even if pessimistic. Gongora opted for bad science when he voted in favor of an inadequate stormwater master plan for Miami Beach.
Voters are mature enough to confront the facts about sea-level rise and do something about it, even when it takes more public investment than Miami Beach politicians have been willing to admit.
Dwight Kraai, Miami Beach