Sen. Marco Rubio’s indifference toward Florida’s most pressing issue — climate change — should give all voters pause, especially those in South Florida.
According to a 2015 report by the Risky Business Project, Florida has more private property in danger from rising seas linked to climate change than any other state. With tidal flooding increasingly common in and around low-lying Miami, we’re already seeing the effects of rising seas.
It’s imperative that political leaders lay out bold plans to transition us to more than 50 percent clean energy by 2030.
There is no greater threat to our economic future than climate change. Voters should demand that any serious presidential candidate, starting with Rubio, offer a concrete plan to do something about it.
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