The Vice News assessment of our complicated state
Florida is a geographic microcosm of America — in reverse.
Its south, centered on the Miami area, is a bit like New York City: a diverse metropolis with large communities of Jews and African-Americans, Cubans, Dominicans, Haitians, and transplants from the five boroughs.
Its center is like the Midwest. The I-4 corridor — the swing region that runs from Tampa Bay to Orlando — is home to a crop of Midwestern transplants set among military bases and homages to Americana like Disneyworld.
Its North, the Panhandle that runs underneath Georgia and Alabama, is like the South. In fact, it is the South.
The entire state — a low-lying peninsula already subject to rising sea levels and intensifying storms — is under severe threat from climate change. Read it all.