Climate change is real and has been found to promote the growth of harmful algal blooms in our water supply because of warmer water temperatures, changes in salinity, changes in rainfall patterns, intensifying of coastal upwelling, and sea level rise. Last week, Palm Beach issued a drinking water advisory for very high-levels of blue-green algae toxins found in its water supply. This is a dangerous situation for vulnerable individuals and animals. We’re in the middle of Palm Beach and Miami-Dade so we too, are susceptible to these toxins. More must be done now to protect our water supply and environment.