18 Sep '17, 9am

Floridians: Now is Exactly the Time to Have That Discussion About Climate Change

Floridians: Now is Exactly the Time to Have That Discussion About Climate Change

A GOES satellite shows Hurricane Irma barreling for Florida By Susan Glickman As a native Floridian, I chose to ride out Hurricane Irma in my hometown of Tampa — just a few miles north of where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers play football. Like millions of other Floridians who evacuated low-lying beach communities for higher ground, I had the obvious safety concerns and worries about whether I would even have a home to return to. But as a public interest advocate who has worked on climate and energy issues every day for almost two decades, I also have intense concerns about the growing climate change/hurricane nexus. So when EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt says it’s insensitive to Floridians and Texans to talk about climate change during hurricane emergencies, I say he missed the boat as to what’s truly insensitive. What’s insensitive is not talking about the links between warmer...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2017/09/floridians-now-exactl...

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