Mike S. Payton, Miami Beach Times, Nov. 4, 2019

https://miamibeachtimes.com/politics/governor-ron-desantis-and-florida-gop-starting-to-address-climate-change/ 

On August 1st, Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Dr. Julia Nesheiwat as Florida’s first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO). Add that to appointing the state’s first chief science officer, Dr Tom Frazer, and DeSantis is clearly a different kind of Florida Republican leader. Now it seems the GOP-led Florida Senate is ready to embrace the change, holding its first-ever hearing on climate change last month — with experts presenting data on water intrusion and its impact along the state’s 8,400 miles of coast. Read More