FLA’S PUSHBACK AGNST RUBIO CLIMATE STANCE
Florida Mayors Tell Marco Rubio to Take Climate Change Seriously; 'Ignoring climate science and doubling down on fossil fuels will only make the climate crisis more rapid and expensive'
Justin Worland, January 28, 2016 (Time Magazine)
“Mayors from 15 of Florida’s largest cities are calling on Senator Marco Rubio to support measures that address climate change in an open letter sent to the GOP presidential candidate…The state of Florida is especially vulnerable to the effects of climate change including rising sea levels that cause coastal flooding and extreme storms. Areas in the south of the state most threatened by rising sea levels are home to more than $130 billion in real estate as well as two nuclear plants and more than 70 airports. Miami, the state’s second largest city, already faces frequent flooding in city streets…Rubio, who has gained backing from many in the Republican establishment, [continues to express] skepticism at instituting policies to address climate change saying that they would hurt the U.S. economy…” click here for more