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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Florida’s Energy and Climate Change Action Plan

The State of Florida's Action Team on Energy and Climate Change has released its final report entitled, Florida’s Energy and Climate Change Action Plan. As is often the case, the report is heavily biased toward mitigation, with adaptation only being addressed in the final chapter. This is a bit surprising given that Florida is probably one of the states most vulnerable to climate variability and change, particularly sea-level rise. Many of the near-term adaptation actions relate to research or the preparation of additional plans and guidelines for adaptation policies and measures. Effectively, its hard to interpret this as anything other than, "we know adaptation is important, but we haven't figured out what to do as of yet, because we've spent all our time thinking about mitigation."

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