Do you live on the high-water line? You know, those blocks in your neighborhood that’ll soon be underwater.
That’s right, don’t be shy. . . . You know its happening. . . . You’ve known its happening. We’ve all known its happening — forget your politics and denial (and forget your politics of denial).
If it hasn’t already, sea-level rise is coming to a South Florida neighborhood near you, and faster than most of us realize.
Our community is the most at-risk city for sea-level rise in the entire United States, and we’re going to have to start making some serious decisions about the fate of our beloved Miami. We’ll have to embark on some collective South Florida soul-searching as we all face down and come to terms with our coming Water World.
The first three questions that probably come to mind are:
- How much water is rising?
- Where is the water rising?
- When is the water rising?
While the answers to some of these questions are less unclear than for others, uncertainty, confusion, and denial persist.
But just because the bulk of those among our citizenry elected to represent us in office remain for the most part muted on the subject, we, the people on the ground, need not follow their non-existent lead.
Rather, we can embrace head-on the fourth and most important question we’ve got to ask:
- What are we going to do about it?
A good place to start is by coming out to make history at the unprecedented High Water Line (HWL) | Miami’s Bicycle Ride for Resiliency!
Put on the very bluest outfit you’ve got, saddle-up, and head-out
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17
Magic City Bike Collective
1100 N Miami Avenue
729 SW 1st Street
Riders will be physically demarcating the high water lines of mainland Miami so that we can take a good look at ourselves and start asking the big question and all it carries with: How will we adapt to this fundamental shift in our relations at the human-water-land nexus as seas continue to rise?
Go out, ride your bike, and make a statement:
SEA LEVEL RISE IS HAPPENING. WE SEEK A RESILIENT MIAMI. WE ARE A RESILIENT MIAMI
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