Florida Leaders Say State Must Come Together on Climate Change

Dec. 5, 2019, 10:02 PM

Florida must do more to deal with the impacts of climate change, the state’s agriculture commissioner said, pointing to sustainable agriculture and infrastructure for more electric cars.

While local governments in the flood-prone southern tip of the state have been planning for years for rising sea levels and other climate change effects, the state and federal government must now follow suit, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried (D) said Dec. 5. She spoke at the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Leadership Summit in Key West, organized by some of the U.S. counties most affected by rising sea levels.

“The problem is for ...

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