South Florida City Votes To Secede In Last-Ditch Effort To Avoid Being Swallowed By The Sea

Posted by Mike Confino, October 24, 2014

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One small city in South Florida is willing to secede from the state if it means the threat of sea level rise will finally be taken seriously.

The city commission of South Miami, FL — a city that sits just west of the University of Miami in Coral Gables — passed a resolution this week that calls for Florida to be split into a North Florida and a South Florida, a creation of an additional state that would allow South Florida to take climate change preparation and adaptation into its own hands.

via South Florida City Votes To Secede In Last-Ditch Effort To Avoid Being Swallowed By The Sea | ThinkProgress.

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