I live in Florida. For many, many years I have been hearing about climate change, and what will result from that climate change. One of the results will be that the bottom portion of Florida will be under water. It is something that I just don't think about much. That is until this morning. I took my dogs out for their walk, and came across this.
That is the Atlantic Ocean coming up through the grate on the storm sewer in front of my house. Every spring and fall we get higher than usual tides. This year the tides are higher than ever. I don't know why, that storm called Sandy was well away from us. I consulted with my neighbor Diane who has lived in her house since 1956, and she said she had never in her life seen the tides so high. This is Diane's back yard.