New York Times gives shout-out to Kristin Jacobs for her climate change pragmatism

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As noted in this column posted in Context Florida, Rick Scott has dropped the “I’m no scientist” posture and actually agreed with the man seeking his old job back (a.k.a. his fantagonist) that it’s time to work on solving problems.

The same day that column ran (this past Friday), The New York Times ran a Florida-centric story about political pragmatism on the issue, stating that, for many, it’s time to put the discussion over how we got here in the rearview mirror. Instead, the article asserts, across the nation many politicians are becoming more pragmatic about fixing what ails us.

The story features newly elected (or soon-to-be once she defeats her write-in opponent) Florida House member Kristin Jacobs and touches upon her overwhelming victory in her House race – fueled in large part on her active engagement in solving on-the-ground issues related to rising seas.

Here’s a link to the story.

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