A poll says Floridians want the government to act on climate change

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A first responder with Orange County Fire Rescue makes her way through floodwaters looking for residents of a neighborhood needing help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Orlando, Fla. Climate change added at least 10% more rain to Hurricane Ian, a study prepared immediately after the storm shows. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

63% of Florida voters want the government to act on climate change. A new poll finds that climate is now the number 4 issue in Florida. The poll was analyzed by the Environmental Defense Fund. The Fund’s Dawn Shirreffs said, ‘this poll shows that even in this divisive political environment, Floridians want action.” The poll also found that a majority of Floridians support policies that increase solar energy, electric vehicles and energy independence.

A separate study by scientists calculates that climate change made Hurricane Ian 10% rainier than it could have been if there were no such thing as global warming.

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