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.