Climate change costs: More heat, more hurricanes | Commentary

“Is it just me, or is it hotter today?” That’s what many Florida residents are asking. It’s not just your imagination; it is indeed hotter.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, human activity has increased carbon dioxide pollution in the atmosphere by 40%. This, with other greenhouse gas emissions, has warmed the globe by about 1 degree F over the last 50 years. Florida has experienced more than 1 degree F of warming.

That may sound like a minimal increase, but consider how much one extra degree affects you or your children when sick with a fever. What are the consequences of the additional heat on the environment?

Read the full article, published by the Orlando Sentinel. 

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