But ridiculing Republicans is no way to bring them on board to address the impacts of climate change, says one of South Florida’s elected leaders.
“It’s great fodder for late-night comedy shows to talk about Flori-duh, D-U-H, that we can’t talk about climate change,” said state Rep. Kristin Jacobs, a Broward Democrat. “But the truth is, the state agencies are all doing some amazing work.”
Jacobs, who spent 16 years as a Broward County commissioner, helped found the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Compact. She said even though she had worked in Tallahassee as a local official, she was still taken aback by the partisan atmosphere when she joined the state House last year.