Friday, July 1, 2016

Florida Inundated by Pond Scum... and an Algae Bloom

From the Sunshine State, we have an appropriate disaster... a 'tide' of foul algae has inundated Florida's 'Treasure Coast'. According the the Guardian, the tide of slimy, toxic, stinking sludge was released by the Army Corps of Engineers to prevent a bigger catastrophe:


The algal bloom has been triggered by high rainfall, soaring temperatures and nutrient-rich water. Excess water in Lake Okeechobee placed pressure on an aging levee; the US army corps of engineers released water to prevent people south of the lake from being inundated.


Read closely, it would seem that the blame for the algal bloom can be laid at the feet of climate change. Of course, Florida's slimy, toxic pond scum governor, who has forbidden employees of state agencies to mention 'climate change' or 'global warming', has figured out the real cause of the cyanobacteria bloom... you got it, the Kenyan Usurper:


“Because the Obama administration has failed to act on this issue, the US army corps of engineers continues to discharge millions of gallons of water into the St Lucie and Caloosahatchee estuaries, resulting in the growth of blue-green algae, which is now entering residential waterways in South Florida.”


Yeah, the blue-green algae and the black tyrant are working hand-in-hand. This has nothing to do with a synergistic effect of climate change and a sugarcane industry headed by well-connected creeps that has wreaked havoc on Florida's ecology.

It's a perfect sort of disaster, an all-too-predictable onslaught of slimy, toxic scum brought to you by slimy, toxic scum.

Here's a good take on the subject by veteran Florida journalist and novelist Carl Hiaasen.

6 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Any modern tale of sugar cane and politics ought to mention our DNC chairlady, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, says I.
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Nasreen Iqbal said...

I've read a couple Carl Hiassen novels. They're both novels that included the Skink character.

Never been to Florida, but I worry about it. I'm an inhabitant of the other side of the Gulf and I know what we do on our end.

Tengrain said...

Tomato Land also covers the toxic waste history of Florida, including modern day slave labor. There's nothing good I can say about Big zag, but in Florida, it's even worse.

Rgds,

TG

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

BTW, it's tiny toad season again on Cacapon Mountain.

;-)

Sirius Lunacy said...

http://doinmytoons.blogspot.com/2016/07/big-sugar-myths.html

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Any modern tale of sugar cane and politics ought to mention our DNC chairlady, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, says I.

Can't say no to that Fanjul money.

Never been to Florida, but I worry about it. I'm an inhabitant of the other side of the Gulf and I know what we do on our end.

Florida Man only exists to make Texas Man look less crazy.

Tomato Land also covers the toxic waste history of Florida, including modern day slave labor. There's nothing good I can say about Big zag, but in Florida, it's even worse.

Gotta check it out... there's a reason I do the foraging thing.

BTW, it's tiny toad season again on Cacapon Mountain.

Excellent news, that means that it'll be tiny toad season here really soon.

http://doinmytoons.blogspot.com/2016/07/big-sugar-myths.html

Yeah, Big Sugar is almost as bad as Big Oil.