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Miami residents fear ´climate gentrification´
as investors seek higher ground

MSN News, by Carolyn Beeler

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/1/2018 12:59:28 PM

Schiller Sanon-Jules remembers eating fried pork and plantains in Little Haiti when he was a kid in the 1980s. “It was a taste of Haiti,” says Sanon-Jules, who immigrated to the US as a child and now owns the Little Haiti Thrift and Gift Store, one of the shops on the neighborhood’s brightly-colored main street. (Snip) On Miami’s beachfront, rising seas regularly push water up through the ground during high tides. Flooding is more and more of a problem. But Little Haiti sits roughly a mile inland, and on relatively high ground. Sanon-Jules’ store, for example, is 11 feet above

Elevation 11 feet is ´high ground´? Article admits near end that shore-front properties are booming.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 1/1/2018 1:07:51 PM     (No. 11496804)

I can see recreating Italy or China in various cities but what is there worth recreating about Haiti? Shanties?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Hotrod, 1/1/2018 1:15:01 PM     (No. 11496813)

IIRC, the last Ice Age ended about 20,000 years ago. Its a good thing we didn´t have automobiles, BBQ grills, lawn mowers, factories, etc. or humans would be blamed for that!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: plex, 1/1/2018 1:23:56 PM     (No. 11496826)

It couldn´t possibly be related to beach erosion. No, not possible. Same issue in Monterey Bay (California), beach erosion attributed to rising sea level.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Amereagle-redux, 1/1/2018 1:38:20 PM     (No. 11496846)

So much #fakenews so little time.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Nina584, 1/1/2018 1:40:25 PM     (No. 11496850)

Condominiums in south beach are going for 20 to 30 million . The main reason that they will need to move is because of growth. Little Haiti sits next to Miami shores which they basically destroyed and was one of the most expensive communities .Little Haiti is crime infested .

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/1/2018 1:49:24 PM     (No. 11496859)

Show biz Big Haiti still available -cheap and pals to party with. My violin is at the cleaners Bye

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bmoc, 1/1/2018 1:55:46 PM     (No. 11496865)

I lived in Miami for about a year. Longest decade of my life. The weather is beautiful, but most of the neighborhoods are ´no go zones.´ The traffic is horrid. I´ve been forced to drive at over 110 mph to keep from getting ran over and I´ve sat in traffic on I-95 for hours reading a book. I see no reason I would move there.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hpmatt, 1/1/2018 2:01:37 PM     (No. 11496868)

Waiting for them to blame Trump’s development...

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Reply 9 - Posted by: WI Cynic, 1/1/2018 2:55:33 PM     (No. 11496902)

My house is at about 700´ elevation. Springs break out of the ground by the house virtually every spring, and run all summer. Is the raising and the lowering of the local water table to be blamed on climate change? If so, the climate changes twice per year.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 1/1/2018 3:13:32 PM     (No. 11496920)

need i say what comes to mind when i hear the phrase "taste of Haiti"?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dvc, 1/1/2018 3:40:27 PM     (No. 11496937)

There is little accurate information that shows any legitimate sea level changes in the last century or two.
Land levels are more likely to drop locally than the sea is to rise globally.

I call BS. Probably subsidence if it isn´t entirely their imagination, this was marshland and sand. Load it up heavily and it just flows out. Any building not having piles down to bedrock will eventually settle on that kind of land.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: kono, 1/1/2018 4:28:30 PM     (No. 11496979)

It is part of the natural life-cycle for barrier islands (like Miami Beach, Cape Hatteras, Chincoteague Island, et al) to migrate towards the shore over time and to gradually disappear beneath the water as they are reborn further offshore to start the cycle all over again. It´s virtually impossible to stop these glorified sandbars from sinking, and to blame it on a non-existent sea-level rise is doubly-disingenuous.

Same basic thing for oceanic atolls (e.g Polynesia and the Maldives), which temporarily rise around aging volcanic islands, and later recede back beneath the waves, as a natural part of their life cycle.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: oldsfc, 1/1/2018 4:35:34 PM     (No. 11496985)

Dade County used to be a nice place to live. I was born there, went to school with Fred Flintstone. The area started heading south thanks to Jimmy Carter. It is now a third world city with a superiority complex.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/1/2018 5:16:47 PM     (No. 11497014)

I just spent a week in the Miami area and have this to say. If your not within walking distance of a beach, the area is largely a crap hole. The traffic is atrocious. 30 minutes just to get off of the off ramp during rush hour.

It wasnt that way in the 80´s.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/1/2018 5:26:06 PM     (No. 11497022)

Now Miami is known for being Trayvon Martin’s hometown.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/1/2018 5:27:30 PM     (No. 11497024)

And Florida is known for having large sinkholes and lots more territory that promises to do the same.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: joew9, 1/1/2018 7:09:24 PM     (No. 11497125)

Interesting. The land my Florida house sits on has been measured at 4 feet above sea level since 1956 when they first surveyed it.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: droopydog, 1/1/2018 8:34:11 PM     (No. 11497178)

Rising rents are more likely culprits. Climate gentrification...give me a break.

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