Congresswoman Frederica Wilson: Staying afloat amid climate change
February 15, 2015
Oped in the Miami Herald by Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson mentions the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan.
“South Florida is Ground Zero for the effects of climate change. With 2.4 million residents living no more than four feet above sea level, we have little room for error and no time to waste….
In the face of these devastating potential effects of climate change, South Florida is taking action.
The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan, including Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Monroe counties, has laid out recommendations for how to mitigate and adapt to the effects of climate change.
In addition, Miami-Dade has its own climate action plan to research possible responses to climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emission levels by 80 percent in the next 35 years.”