A roundup of news items related to climate change and other environmental issues in Florida:
When will Florida be completely underwater? A look at the future of sea level rise | Palm Beach Post
Florida will not be going the way of Atlantis any time soon, at least by human time scales.
Sea levels have risen and fallen throughout Earth’s history as it passed through its ice ages and other geological changes. We’re in a rising stage, aided by human-induced climate change. NOAA says the ocean is absorbing “more than 90 percent of the increased atmospheric heat associated with emissions from human activity.”
Ron DeSantis rejects GOP debate vote on climate change belief, other candidates follow his lead | Florida Politics
It would’ve made for a good snapshot of the GOP debate Wednesday night, but Ron DeSantis shut the photo op down.
Returning from the debate’s first commercial break, co-host Martha MacCallum of Fox News called for a show of hands from candidates who think Earth’s rising tides and record heat waves are human-made.
DeSantis rejected MacCallum’s request before any candidate hoisted their arm, explaining that he and his candidates are “not schoolchildren” and should “have the debate” on the subject.
Florida researchers are exploring how climate change makes health disparities worse along the Gulf | WUSF
Florida researchers have received $1.5 million from the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to map climate change health burdens.
Florida State University is partnering with Colorado University Boulder and Tulane University to identify climate change and health disparities along the Gulf Coast.
They’re looking at Florida, Louisiana, and Texas for evidence of how extreme heat, air pollution and tropical cyclones or hurricanes are adversely impacting health.
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