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Surging Seas Pose Extreme Threat to Florida

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Spurred by a coastal development boom and a state government unwilling to talk about climate change, city and counties have strengthened their preparations for the consequences of climate change, which includes bigger storms. Despite disagreements about the science of climate change, hurricane preparation and recovery are two areas where Floridian government officials can work together as long as the focus is on the tangible effects of climate change, not climate change itself. Four counties in Southeast Florida are talking about climate change through the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact, which offers an important planning tool, supports bipartisan collaboration, and serves an example for other regions.

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