Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Will climate-change denier Rubio build an ark for Florida?

In their voluminous history of civilization, much of which I read years ago while immobilized with a painful ankle, historians Will and Ariel Durant  told us that although the 14th Century papacy  believed that God was protectively on its side against all enemies,  it couldn't hurt to move from Rome to a fortress in Avignon.  Just in case.

There may be some of that going on in Florida today, where climate  change experts are warning  that it remains the most vulnerable state to rising sea levels.  There are already  rumors that Sen. Marco Rubio, a staunch climate-change denier,  has  quietly scouted the shoreline of Biscayne Bay for a possible haven for a Noah-inspired ark.

The Republican aspirant for the mix of White House seekers in 2016 is said to consider the ark as having  more than a single purpose.  The word on the street is that he will  also confirm his interest in immigration reform by  having a pair  of  non-documented Cubans chosen by lottery to  board his boat.

It couldn't hurt.

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