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5.19.2008

Burning Glades

Photo credit: TIM CHAPMAN / MIAMI HERALD STAFF


The Everglades is burning. Mama's house is surrounded by a clouds of smoke and the temperature is in the 90's. She's having trouble breathing. There's been a severe drought in Florida, and in spite of water restrictions and these intense fires, people keep watering their lawns. Mama's yard is now brown and crunchy, but not all her neighbors have refrained from watering their grass. Many lawns are still plush and vibrant.

Another day suffering through South Florida's corrupt resource management practices and skewed priorities. There's just not enough water and land for people to be whetting their appetite for middle-class accomodations. Let the grass die, it's not that big of a deal. Come on, cubanitos, get with the program. Fidel Castro thinks you're a bunch of self-serving, ignorant money-grubbers. Prove him wrong by coming together to keep your water safe.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Brenda said...

Good lord, it's hot. We're on water restrictions in Charlotte too. My poor lawn is crispy. =(
-Brenda

4:48 PM

 

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