Florida City Votes To Secede Because of Concerns Over Climate Change

"The South Miami City Commission voted 3 to 2 for Florida’s 23 southern counties to secede and form a new state named South Florida because of frustration over environmental issues and a lack of concern by state leaders.

The average elevation in southern Florida is lower than in the north, and global warming and rising sea levels threaten the region, the city said in a resolution  this month. However, getting Tallahassee to pay attention to the growing problem is difficult, the city said.

'South Florida’s situation is very precarious and in need of immediate attention,' reads the resolution. 'Presently, in order to address the concerns of South Florida, it is necessary to travel to Tallahassee in North Florida. Often South Florida issues do not receive the support of Tallahassee.'"

Hunter Schwarz reports for the Washington Post October 22, 2014.


"South Florida City Votes To Secede In Last-Ditch Effort To Avoid Being Swallowed By The Sea" (Climate Progress)

Source: Wash Post, 10/24/2014