Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants half a billion dollars to protect his state from the ravages of “extreme weather events.” Texas Gov. Greg Abbott devoted $1.6 billion toward preparing communities for increasingly devastating hurricanes.
But they still won’t say if they believe in climate change. Even if conservative politicians can’t stomach the words, they’re spending money to combat the fallout hammering their states and cities.
DeSantis this week proposed a $500 million infusion of state funding to help local governments plan for sea-level rise and increased flood risk. DeSantis did not mention global warming this week when he said his proposed funding would “make us more able to handle some extreme weather events.”
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