Our best minds hope to stop subsidence through cutting off our energy supply.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott has been mostly mum on the threat his state faces from sea level rise during this year’s gubernatorial race, but according to a Tampa Bay Times story, sea level rise could hit the governor a lot closer to home than he might think.
Gov. Scott’s beachfront property is in the path of sea level rise projections in the state, putting the governor in “one of the most vulnerable positions” in regards to rising waters, the Times reports. The governor’s $9.2 million Naples mansion sits about 200 feet away from the ocean and a foot above sea level, and the sea on his stretch of beach has risen about 8 or 9 inches over the last century.
The tide gauge at St. Petersburg shows a linear rate of “sea level rise” since the start of records 70 years ago. This is due to subsidence.
I’m not convinced yet that superstition and wildly self-destructive behavior by progressives can stop subsidence.