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Joe Henderson: Richard Corcoran’s good move on hurricane readiness

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House Speaker Richard Corcoran has taken the first step to improve Florida’s hurricane readiness, and it sounds like a good one. He is convening the bipartisan Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness to study what steps the state should take to prepare in the future for mega-storms like Hurricane Irma. Excellent idea.

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Mark Ruffalo urges progressives to help with Irma relief

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Actor Mark Ruffalo is pushing progressives nationwide to help raise money for hurricane relief in Florida. One of the stars of “The Avengers,” “Spotlight,” and “Now You See Me,” who’s also a progressive political activist, is sending a message Tuesday to members of progressive groups throughout the country through the Progressive Change Campaign Committee raising the issue of climate change and urging people to contribute to a Hurricane Irma recovery fund. Ruffalo said the money will be used for hurricane…

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Joe Henderson: Bill Nelson, Marco Rubio agree Donald Trump made poor choice to lead NASA

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Florida’s members of the United States Senate don’t agree on much, but with a Category 5 hurricane bearing down on Miami and the east coast, Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio are standing shoulder-to-shoulder in advocating for their state. Well done.

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Donald Trump order undermines rebuilding better for future floods

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Two weeks before Harvey’s floodwaters engulfed much of Houston, President Donald Trump quietly rolled back an order by his predecessor that would have made it easier for storm-ravaged communities to use federal emergency aid to rebuild bridges, roads and other structures so they can better withstand future disasters.

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Chris King issues bold, forward-thinking statement on climate change

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Chris King believes Florida can both fight climate change and spur the economy, declaring that it could be “the smartest investment Florida makes this century.” At the same time, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate recounted forecasters’ worst fears for the Sunshine State if sea levels and temperatures continue to rise as predicted.

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Rick Kriseman: As a father, an obligation to support climate action

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Like Dads across the country, this Father’s Day I’m looking forward to receiving some special attention from my two kids. But I’ll also be reflecting on my obligation as a father to protect my children from growing threats like climate change. We don’t have the luxury of being in denial here in Florida, where rising sea levels are already imperiling coastal property and infrastructure. To turn a blind eye to escalating climate impacts is to say to our kids and…

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Does Donald Trump believe in climate change or not? Aides won’t say

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Does he or doesn’t he? Believe in climate change, that is. You’d think that would be an easy enough question the day after President Donald Trump announced he was pulling the U.S. out of the landmark global accord aimed at combating global warming. But don’t bother asking at the White House. “I have not had an opportunity to have that discussion” with the president, responded Press Secretary Sean Spicer on Friday. “You should ask him that,” offered White House Counselor…

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