A South Florida plan to prepare for rising sea levels and other consequences of climate change has drawn intense criticism from a small segment of the public who see a conspiracy to weaken the United States.
"Bogus science." "Socialist power grab." "A UN-based manmade global warming agenda that will tangle us all up in a nightmare."
The plan contains 108 recommendations, including redesigning low-lying roads and moving drinking-water wells inland.
Like similar actions elsewhere in the United States, it has run into the intensely held belief among a portion of the public that climate change is a fraud, perpetrated to destroy property rights, raise taxes and ruin the economy.
Although national and international scientific panels have concluded that climate change is real and human-caused, critics disagree.
Wrote Donald Sexauer: "The whole global warming theory is based on bogus findings that tried to hold down the beliefs of dissenting scientists."
"The Progressive Elite need taxes … and we all know they will lie, cheat and steal to get it," wrote Doug Weber.
"Forget it folks, the science is a fraud."