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Global Warming Unifying Florida

Posted: Dec. 26th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
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Southern Florida officials work together to come up with bipartisan solutions to the ecological threat caused by global warming and rising ocean levels that threaten to turn the Florida Keys into a Reef.

“Think globally, act locally” is a slogan that aptly describes what I witnessed last week at the 4th Annual Southeast Florida Climate Leadership Summit. At the event, local government officials from four counties gathered to discuss how to mitigate and adapt to climate change’s impacts.

Yep, you heard that correctly – government officials in the United States—in a “purple” state, no less—came together in a bipartisan manner to address climate change mitigation and adaptation. In fact, mayors, members of Congress, county commissioners, and officials in charge of water issues in the state discussed how to move forward with action plans in response to sea-level rise – a climate change impact which is not theoretical, but happening now.

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