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Then and Now: Florida GOP's Climate Change Denial Hurts Florida

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THEN: Rick Scott was pressed for action on climate change by concerned Floridians — everyone from environmentalists to Christian conservatives. He grudgingly sat down with climate scientists. But Rick Scott still refuses to tell Floridians whether he believes climate change is real, and how he plans to combat this crisis. 

NOW: From the front page of today’s Florida Times Union: "About 75 square miles of Northeast Florida real estate could be inundated by rising seas within 25 years…That realization prompts a corps of First Coast residents – some in local governments, some activists or policy nerds – to chart steps communities can take now to avoid being caught unprepared when the tide rises."

FTU Headline: Sea-level issues surge