Yesterday, On #Earth Day 2015, President Obama came to the Everglades.
Here is his speech
“In the words of Marjorie Stoneman Douglas there are no other Everglades in the World.”
“If we don’t act there might not be an Everglades as we know it.”He talked about salt water intrusion, and how South Florida, 7 million Americans, get their drinking water from the Everglades.”
“The pentagon says that climate change poses a risk to our national security”
“All of this poses a risk to Florida’s 82 billion dollar tourist industry on which many jobs and livelihoods depend.”
“Protecting our parks is a smart thing to do for our economy.” (you know jobs, jobs, jobs)
President Obama said “We want to restore the natural flow of the Everglades which we know is one of the best defenses against climate change and rising sea level.”
“This is not some impossible problem.”
“If you’ve got a storm. You prepare for the storm. You don’t stick your head in the sand.”
The pentagon says that climate change poses a risk to our national security.
That’s so true. Read this book. It was a total non partisan issue to screw up the plumping.
The Federal Government has invested millions of dollars and with out buying the land in EAA Everglades Restoration will never be complete. The Aquifers will not be recharged. The salt water intrusion will continue. We will get discharges forever. The drinking water of South Florida will be destroyed.
So if our President of the United States, a guy who is really busy, understands this simple message why doesn’t our Florida Legislature? Do they hate him so much they would destroy our Everglades, our drinking water and continue to to allow the toxic discharges and the wasting of millions of gallons of water? President Obama, millions of gallons of water are sent out to tide and are destroying our northern estuaries.
When our President says we have to do this we have to do this and our Florida Legislators must make this happen. They can no longer keep their heads in the sand. They need to prepare for the storm.
Please call your legislators today and tell them we must buy the land.