Climate change is the single biggest environmental threat facing Florida’s communities and our living planet. Fueled by a reliance on dirty fossil fuels, the harmful impacts of this human-made problem are worsening across the state. Of particular importance to Florida:
- More severe storms and hurricanes causing loss of life, property, and natural resources;
- Rising sea levels coupled with more frequent flooding;
- Severe damages to wastewater treatment infrastructure that worsen pollution of our waterways and drinking water;
- Harm to public health and quality of life due to dangerously higher temperatures and extreme weather;
- Declining air quality due to red tides, coal ash, and dependency on fossil fuels;
- Economic disruption cascading from the loss of buildings and homes, labor disruptions, compromised food systems, food insecurity, and
- Massive human migration as people are displaced from their homes due to climate-related pressures.
Therefore, a steady and just transition to clean, renewable energy is crucial to the future of Florida and the world.