For a glimpse into the future, turn your gaze towards the Florida Keys. “The water is coming and we can’t stop it,” said Michelle Coldiron, mayor of Monroe county, which encompasses the Keys. ‘Some homes will have to be elevated, some will have to be bought out. It’s very difficult to have these conversations with homeowners, because this is where they live. It can get very emotional.'” Florida Keys faces stark reality as seas rise.