President Barack Obama named Broward Mayor Kristin Jacobs to a climate change task force Friday.
As an advocate of preparation for rising sea levels, Jacobs is the only Floridian in the 26-member White House Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, reports David Fleshler in the Sun Sentinel.
Members of the Task Force will use “first-hand experiences in building climate preparedness and resilience in their communities to inform their recommendations to the Administration,” according to a statement released by White House.
“I am honored to have been chosen by President Obama to work on such an important issue as climate change,” the mayor told the SunSentinel. “South Florida is particularly effected by climate change issues, and we have often been analogized as a canary in the coal mine for climate related issues.”