Bipartisan Action December 20, 2012 : 8:58 PM

Local Florida lawmakers demonstrate action to confront the climate crisis can transcend partisan lines:

"Unlike Congress, these public officials aren't debating the facts of climate change and its impacts or whether we should act. They see current effects and understand that in the face of streets flooding more regularly, drinking water supplies threatened by salinization, and models showing that some neighborhoods could become uninhabitable, what political party you support is irrelevant. Climate change impacts like sea level rise don't discriminate between Democrats and Republicans."

"As Congress continues to fail to address climate change at the national level, local officials from Florida¹s Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, and Palm Beach counties‹representing a combined population of 5.6 million‹established the four-county Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact and recently completed a 110-point regional action plan. They have developed mitigation and adaptation strategies through joint efforts, which can inform policy-making and government funding at the state and federal levels."

Source: Climate Progress