Staying above water

 

The July 5 articles Sea level has risen 9 inches since 1920s and $9.2M home bumps Scott’s net worth, demonstrate that most of our leaders are not leading. They aren’t even paying attention to reality.

While South Florida sinks into the sea, the Jules Verne property appraiser of Collier County increases the value on our governor’s waterfront property. That same governor is quoted in this month’s Rolling Stone magazine’s apocalyptic article on our massive water problems as saying that he’s not convinced that global warming is caused by human beings.

Since it’s a verifiable fact that the sea is rising on average one inch a year, the cause is irrelevant. All efforts now should be directed at solutions. Instead, our soon-to-be-soggy leader has consistently slashed the budget of the South Florida Water Management District. I commend U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as Florida’s only elected leader willing to lead us to dry land.

Barbara Byrne, Miami

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