State guard set up by DeSantis is being trained as personal militia, veterans say Veterans resign from force established as civilian disaster relief, citing concerns over ‘militaristic’ training and ‘abuse’ meanwhile Ocean off Florida's coast warms to 101 degrees a climate disaster!
When sea temperatures rise too high, it causes corals to expel the algae they need for sustenance, a process known as bleaching. Corals typically experience the most heat stress in August and September. But the recent heat means they're now becoming stressed much earlier in the year. For perspective, the average hot tub temperature is 100-102 degrees F. The ocean in effect became a hot tub killing countless fish and coral! Economic losses related to ocean warming are likely to run from tens to hundreds of millions of dollars. Rising temperatures also affect vegetation and reef-building species such as corals and mangroves, which protect coastlines from erosion and sea-level rise. this will cause a massive rise in food costs and if it continues the speeding up of climate erosion and extreme weather conditions like hurricanes! This will also speed up the rise of the oceans and flooding all over Florida which is expected to be on the receiving end of up to seven or more hurricanes in the next few years!
NAACP Board of Directors issued a formal travel advisory for the state of Florida. The travel advisory comes in direct response to Governor Ron DeSantis' aggressive attempts to erase Black history and to restrict diversity, equity, and inclusion programs in Florida schools. The formal travel notice states, "Florida is openly hostile toward African Americans, people of color and LGBTQ+ individuals. Before traveling to Florida, please understand that the state of Florida devalues and marginalizes the contributions of, and the challenges faced by African Americans and other communities of color."
"Let me be clear - failing to teach an accurate representation of the horrors and inequalities that Black Americans have faced and continue to face is a disservice to students and a dereliction of duty to all," said NAACP President & CEO Derrick Johnson. "Under the leadership of Governor Desantis, the state of Florida has become hostile to Black Americans and in direct conflict with the democratic ideals that our union was founded upon. He should know that democracy will prevail because its defenders are prepared to stand up and fight. We're not backing down, and we encourage our allies to join us in the battle for the soul of our nation." As oceans warm, their heat supercharges weather systems, creating more powerful storms and hurricanes, and more intense rainfall.
Miami continues to Remain Separate and Unequal for Black Residents. Yet now the racism is extending to the large Hispanic community and their wake up call is in full effect as the State looks for ways to expel them despite the need for farm workers their absence would exacerbate. After providing a comprehensive look at the stark racial disparities in housing, income, education, employment, and government that continues to disproportionately impact African Americans, the newspaper reported: “one lasting consequence of that hostile environment is a persistent ‘brain drain’ of young Black college grads and other high achievers of many nationalities, who for years have been leaving Miami-Dade. Many of those who stay behind — typically the less well educated — find it hard to get a job in a market where preference was given to select white Latino/Hispanic Spanish speakers.
Beneath the glitz of Miami’s tourist façade and global city image, Miami-Dade remains one of the most racially segregated counties and poorest regions in the country. Over the past three decades, the city has witnessed a steady exodus of young African American professionals. The increasing number of aspiring African Americans leaving the city have moved to Broward County, Atlanta, North Georgia's Wine Country, Dalton GA. and Washington, DC, seeking better opportunities for themselves and their families. The main reasons for their departure are: poor job prospects, inadequate schools, lack of affordable housing, and the dearth of strong Black social and business networks now all these are compounded by an impending climate disaster the writing is on the wall. No Insurance companies will insure coastal homes and the clock is ticking.