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Dan Stillman reports for The Washington Post.

In short:

  • Steve MacLaughlin of NBC Miami condemned the new measure on social media, citing the urgency of climate change impacts on Florida.
  • MacLaughlin highlighted extreme weather statistics, emphasizing the connection between local heat records and climate change.
  • The meteorologist encouraged voters to research candidates' stances on climate change and make informed decisions.

Key quote:

“This is happening. If someone tells you it’s not happening, they are either mistaken, or they are lying to you.”

— Steve MacLaughlin, meteorologist for NBC Miami

Why this matters:

Florida faces increasing threats from climate change, including extreme heat, hurricanes, and flooding. Ignoring climate change in state policies may hinder effective responses to these growing risks.

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