Broward has been out in front of the rest of the state, maybe the country, in terms of preparing for climate change and rising sea levels. The county commissioned a report showing that large parts of Lauderdale could be underwater 50 years from now. Over and over, experts say our low-lying areas are facing a huge problem. So some officials are trying to form a plan for how to face rising tides and changing weather.
At the County Commission meeting Tuesday night, county leaders moved to recognize climate change as a deciding factor in how we build and live.
One person showed up in support. The rest of the public comments came from dumbasses, who stood up for every line item to rant about a government conspiracy.
One of the dumbasses said that "global warming is a hoax, and we should not get involved in it."
"This is something that the United Nations is trying to come in and take us over," said another dumbass, who called it "disgusting" that commissioners were smirking while he talked.
"[The dumbasses] truly believe that the slogan 'Think globally, act locally' comes out of some one-world government conspiracy," said Commissioner Stacy Ritter. That was noted in a column today by Fred Grimm, who charitably refers to the dumbasses as "nuts."
Ritter also noted that the dumbasses were giving a lot of credit to the U.N.
Local lobbyist and environmentalist Seth Platt posted comments after the meeting, noting that one person, Valerie Amor, showed up in support of the plan. "In opposition, several crazy Tea Party members attempted to debate the issue, muttering complete and utter nonsense," he wrote.
The resolution passed despite the testimony of the dumbasses.