Tonight, President Trump officially kicks off his 2020 re-election campaign with a rally in Orlando. It’s sure to be a raucous event, with not a word – or not a serious word, anyway – about the biggest challenge of our time: climate change.
Few places in America have more at stake in the climate crisis than Florida, where billions of dollars worth of real estate are perched on the edge of quickly rising seas. Orlando is high ground, more than 80 feet above sea level. It’s in no danger of drowning from rising seas anytime soon. But other parts of Florida are already in big trouble. There are not many examples of poetic justice to be found in the climate crisis, but here’s one: