Joey Flechas of the Miami Herald writes on how researchers and volunteers, including members of the New Florida Majority staff, are collecting data on the chemical makesup of waters affected by the area’s King tides.
Part of the work will examine equity in infrastructure improvements, particularly in the face of rising sea levels fueled by climate change. Whereas certain neighborhoods may have the financial means and political connections to push for better drainage of their streets, others just around the corner may not.
“These folks need this fixed,” said Nancy Metayer, a climate justice organizer from the New Florida Majority, as she pointed toward two apartment buildings that had Northeast 10th Avenue flooded right in front of their buildings. “It’s not fair.”