The climate crisis is getting worse across the globe. As many communities in Florida can attest, climate change harms air and water quality, causes a greater number of hazardous heat days and wildfires, and results in more frequent and more damaging flooding due to rising sea levels. However, one major
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Florida’s natural areas (what we call Gems) face ever-increasing threats from rampant development, water pollution, and climate change, but investments in conservation and management can ensure healthy natural areas and communities for years to come. According to the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida welcomes nearly 1,000 new residents every day.
Florida is on the front lines of climate change. Solving this problem is our greatest challenge. And with great challenges must come strategic solutions. Before we invest billions of dollars in mitigation and carbon reduction, Floridians deserve to have the most current and accurate science available. That’s where the Florida