Climate Change Denied by State of Florida

In low-lying Florida, where 95 percent of the population lives within 35 miles of its 1,200 miles of coastline, a swelling of the tides could cause serious problems. So what is Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection doing about dealing with climate change?

“DEP is not pursuing any programs or projects regarding climate change,” an agency spokeswoman said in an e-mail to the St. Petersburg Times last week.

via One a major issue, climate change not a priority in Tallahassee | Florida politics blog: The Buzz | tampabay.com & St. Petersburg Times.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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