Florida governor has ignored climate change risks, critics say

September 8, 2017

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Despite all Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) was doing to ready Florida for Hurricane Irma, his administration has done little to prepare the state for the effects of climate change. According to local officials and academics, Governor Scott has shown little interest in funding adaptation and resilience projects, and has hardly acknowledged the problem. Local governments have stepped into this vacuum to lead the conversation through initiatives like the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact.