Thursday, local leaders gathered in Orlando with a warning: Florida’s already hot and humid weather will get worse if we don’t act.
Orlando, along with Tampa and Miami, are now home to a wax statue which will melt, to demonstrate the Climate Crisis.
The sculpture located at Orlando’s city hall is called ‘Florida Family.’ The sculpture has about a week-long life span. It is meant to symbolize the threat to our health in a melting state caused by rising temperatures.
“The city of Orlando normally sees about 22 days where the feels-like temperature exceeds 100 degrees. We will go from three weeks to over three months of dangerous hot days by mid-century. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way,” Dr. Anna Lizama Clark said.
Clark, who is a medical doctor, the CLEO Institute and the VoLo Foundation (groups looking to create positive climate change), along with Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer and Orlando-area State Rep. Anna V. Eskamani, spoke Thursday at City Hall about the #FLCLIMATECRISIS campaign.