WRI Digest: Lessons from Florida: How Local Adaptation Efforts Can Complement National Climate Action.

Lessons from Florida - How Local Adaptation Efforts Can Complement National Climate ActionLessons from Florida: How Local Adaptation Efforts Can Complement National Climate Action. Bill Richardson — WRI Board member, former governor of New Mexico and former Secretary of Energy — participated in a climate rally in Miami last week. In a Huffington Post blog , Richardson writes, “Florida is the most vulnerable U.S. state to sea-level rise … But as overly concerned as I am of the climate change impacts Florida faces, I’m also encouraged. Florida has something that few other states have: A bipartisan collaboration to address global warming’s disastrous impacts…. Preventing the full breadth of U.S. climate change risks – from sea-level rise and extreme weather and climate events – will require action at all levels. Everyone from local counties in Florida to the federal government has a critical role to play.”Read more >>>