NYTimes: Florida Leaders Rejected Major Climate Laws. Now They’re Seeking Storm Aid.
Despite experiencing some of the most severe hurricanes and tropical storms in the country, Florida lawmakers still refuse to vote in favor of legislation to slow down climate change. These blocks are seen at the Senate level, as well as at the state government level, with Governor DeSantis disallowing state pension funds from considering climate change when investing. Nevertheless, these same leaders want federal aid to rebuild after Hurricane Ian, despite their blatant refusal to try and address the cause of the storm’s devastation. Essentially, these lawmakers are only concerned with dealing with the effects of climate change, and not meeting it at its core. This strategy could prove detrimental to many Floridians in the future. To read the full article, click here. To read more about climate change, click here.