The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports:
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced a series of steps to defend Florida against rising sea levels Tuesday, even as he denounced the use of the term “global warming” as a “pretext to do a bunch of left-wing things.”
The governor submitted 76 projects to the state Legislature to improve drainage, raise sea walls and take other steps to fight flooding across the state. The state would spend about $270 million, with local matches typically required.
“We’re a low-lying state, we’re a storm-prone state, and we’re a flood-prone state,” DeSantis said at a news conference in Oldsmar, just outside Tampa. As his news conference, the governor avoided terms like sea-level rise or climate change.
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While announcing $270 million in projects to combat sea-level rise, Desantis refuses to acknowledge there is any climate change: “When people start talking about global warming, they typically use that as a pretext to doing a bunch of left-wing things.”https://t.co/zuZ2qGPJ6i
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