The political climate

You may have heard that U.S. Senator Marco Rubio opined on ABC that scientists were wrong about the pace and importance of climate change. And, even if it were happening, it would cost too much to fix. In addition to taking a more sustained look at the new National Climate Assessment, I hope he will review the first page of the May 2009 economic analysis from the Florida Energy and Climate Action Team:

The results indicate that the majority of the recommended greenhouse gas mitigation and sequestration policies individually have positive impacts on the State’s economy. When combined, the Action Plan recommendations would, on a net present value basis, increase Gross State Product by about $37.9 billion and increase employment by 148 thousand full time equivalent jobs by the Year 2025. 

Maybe he could learn something. If he wanted to.



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