Sea level rise is threatening Florida’s coastlines and straining its economy, and Floridians want to know what the presidential candidates will do about it, reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. More than 120 Florida county officials and scientists wrote to President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney recently, urging them to address, while campaigning and debating in Florida, how they will deal with sea level rise. They ask the candidates to answer three questions while in the state: What will be the federal government’s planning and policy priorities in order to reduce the risks of future sea level rise? What will be the polices for adaptive measures to respond to current and future impacts of sea level rise? How would you work with the rest of the world to address rising sea levels and other effects of climate change? It also outlines what could happen if sea level rise, a current problem, is not addressed in Florida, such as projected increased coastal and inland flooding and inundation. Data shows that if candidates want to win votes in swing states like Florida, they should talk about climate change.
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Florida Experts To Obama And Romney: Sea Level Rise ‘Must Be Considered By The Next President Of The United States’ http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2012/10/12/996601/florida-experts-to-obama-and-romney-sea-level-rise-must-be-considered-by-the-next-president-of-the-united-states/