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Aug 7, 2007

Brighter Future for Sunshine State?


Left unchecked, global warming could take its toll on Florida panthers, sea turtles and other wildlife in the Sunshine State. With more than 1,200 miles of coastline and millions of acres of low-lying lands, wildlife in Florida -- already facing shrinking habitat due to development -- may soon be left with fewer places to go as sea levels rise and storms become more intense.

But last month, Governor Charlie Crist brought Florida to the forefront in the fight against global warming. The Governor hosted the Summit on Climate Change, bringing state, national and international leaders, scientists and business and environmental groups together to discuss one of the most important issues facing Florida. The Governor took immediate action, signing three executive orders requiring utilities to lower carbon dioxide emissions and mandating state agencies to conserve energy. He also signed two international agreements with Germany and Britain to tackle the global problem. These important first steps will help the state begin to address global climate change -- and help ensure a brighter future for Florida's wildlife.
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Posted: Tuesday August 7, 2007, 8:10 am
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