Thursday, June 20, 2013

Rolling Stone says Miami will be underwater by 2100 [UPDATED x1]

Rolling Stone, July 4-18, 2013.


UPDATED @ 1:00pm: The Miami Herald's Curtis Morgan reported on the problem of rising sea levels in South Florida last March 10.

Biscayne Times reported this story in its Sept. 2012 issue.


The latest issue of Rolling Stone magazine is out and if you plan to be around in South Florida for the next 40 or 50 years, you may want to pick up a copy.

In an article titled, "Goodbye, Miami," contributing editor Jeff Goodell writes that by the year 2100, much of South Florida will be submerged and Miami will be abandoned.

Flooding at Alton Road and 9th Street - June 5, 2009.

I was driving with Harold Wanless through Miami Beach one day when the sun suddenly disappeared and the skies opened up. When it rains in Miami, it's spooky. Blue sky vanishes and suddenly water is everywhere, pooling in streets, flooding parking lots, turning intersections into submarine crossings. Even for a nonbeliever like me, it feels biblical, as if God were punishing the good citizens of Miami Beach for spending too much time on the dance floor. At Alton Road and 10th Street, we watched a woman in a Toyota stall at a traffic light as water rose up to the doors. A man waded out to help her, water up to his knees. This flooding has gotten worse with each passing year, happening not only after torrential rainstorms but during high tides, too, when rising sea water backs up through the city's antiquated drainage system. Wanless, 71, who drives an SUV that is littered with research equipment, notebooks and mud, shook his head with pity. "This is what global warming looks like," he explained. "If you live in South Florida and you're not building a boat, you're not facing reality."

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Or you can read the piece the old-fashioned way by stopping by your local newsstand and buying a copy of the magazine.

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