Why a Green New Deal is essential for Florida | Opinion

And climate change will kill people here in Florida. That’s not alarmism, it’s the official conclusion of the Trump Administration’s climate change report last fall. It said that in just 49 of the nation’s largest cities, an estimated 9,300 deaths could be expected each year from extreme heat and cold swings related to climate change, with Florida cities being among the worst hit. The skyrocketing number of days with extreme heat are already proving a danger to anyone working outdoors, such as farm workers and cable installers. In South Florida, school bus drivers have banded together to start recording temperatures in their buses, which often top 100 degrees even in November.