For those reasons-among others-it seemed on Tuesday there would be no love lost between officials in Tallahassee and South Miami Mayor Philip Stoddard, who supports the resolution.
"It's very apparent that the attitude of the northern part of the state is that they would just love to saw the state in half and just let us float off into the Caribbean," Stoddard
said at the meeting.
, himself a biology professor at Florida International University
, told the Guardian in July, "Another foot of sea-level rise will be enough to bring salt water into our fresh water supplies and our sewage system [in south Florida].
Those services will be lost when that happens."
added, "Rubio is an idiot."