Pics of Mar-a-Lago on the day Donald Trump was inaugurated, Friday, January 20, 2017. Note the water level on the seawall.
In the late afternoon of the day The Donald, (remember when he was called that?), took the oath of office to become the 45th President of the United States, I figured it was in the best interest of all to do some simple water-level documentation.
Knowing that this prez does not believe in climate change, and has plans to cut off funds regarding it, having a snapshot of the water level at Mar-a-Lago’s seawall could one day prove to be worth it for climate change deniers.
I even thought of starting a contest in which folks could pick the day, date, time and year in which the seawall would be breached and water flood the back lawn of the estate. Only problem is, Florida living brings with it a whole host of rainy, stormy and windy weather, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. And any one of them could raise the level of the water in Lake Worth, aka, the Intracoastal Waterway, behind the estate. Meaning, deciding when the water hits the grass because of climate change could be tricky.
So, my pictures will have to tell the how-climate-change-impacts-Mar-a-Lago story.
Anyone who is able to think knows that climate change isn’t fairy tale or fake news. It’s a true reality that’s backed up with facts like this: Sea levels in South Florida are now about four inches higher than they were in 1992, according to The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Additionally, every savvy realtor in the state realizes that a rise in sea levels can impact all properties along the ocean and Intracoastal and swamp property values. And Palm Beachers aren’t likely to see that as a “Make America Great Again” plus.
So on this fabulous Earth Day, take the time to celebrate all the glory in nature that surrounds you. Then, take a moment to realize that all things on our planet Earth change over time. That’s just how it is.