This may essentially be another a story about how climate change sucks, but there’s also a telling libertarian twist to it that should concern anyone considering swimming off Florida’s beaches.

According to Adam Weinstein’s story in Gawker today, flesh-eating bacteria in Florida waters, which “cause ulceration and rapid skin decay and is fatal in about 50 percent of people who get it in their bloodstreams,” killed almost one person a month last year.

While Florida has warned generally about this deadly danger, which is “naturally occurring and tends to flare up in the summer” when the water gets warmer, it does nothing to actually test its waters for this or any other bacteria:


3 thoughts on “Florida’s libertarian beaches can kill you

Comments are closed.