So I’ve been out of the office for a couple of weeks, reading books by a pool, and gradually taking on a mixed red, white and brown colour scheme more usually associated with Neapolitan ice cream. Consequently, we haven’t had time to prepare a full episode, with all the guests and bells and whistles we’d normally include. Sorry about that.
We’ll be back next week. To tide you over, though, we thought we’d do a mini-episode about the place where I just spent my holidays.
Miami is a beautiful sub-tropical paradise that is, almost certainly, doomed. By the end of this century, a combination of rising sea levels and unhelpful geography will combine to make much of South Florida uninhabitable.
I discovered all this while sitting on a beach, reading articles like this one from Rolling Stone (“Goodbye, Miami”), or this from the Guardian (“Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away”).