Protecting Florida for the Future

Column: What I will tell the governor on climate

I am one of the 10 scientists who recently requested a meeting with Gov. Rick Scott to discuss climate change.

I had already met with former Gov. Charlie Crist last month and have given him a 30-minute briefing. He paid attention and asked excellent questions. A similar meeting is scheduled with Gov. Scott the middle of this month.

We scientists want to meet with our leaders is so we can impress upon them the urgency of dealing with greenhouse gas emissions. It is my belief that if they understood what scientists have deduced about the Earth’s climate they would be as concerned about carbon dioxide emissions as we are.