Trouble even in Margaritaville

Climate change is to blame

The newest and most comprehensive report on the likely effects of global warming sees Florida’s Key West flooded—bad news for the dining and shopping destination “Margaritaville,” founded there by singer-entrepreneur Jimmy Buffet. The report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration also warned of a parched U.S. Southwest, a stormier Great Lakes region, and widespread disruption to agriculture. But even with all the new details, isn’t this sort of news getting too familiar to cause a real jolt? Will Congress, which is considering a global warming bill, do anything dramatic?

The Washington Post