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Seek adaptive solutions to climate change

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The world is not going to end in 12 years as some climate alarmists claim, but I can tell you Florida will be forced to continue making adjustments in the coming decades because of the changing climate. Trend lines suggest sunny day flooding will become increasingly common as local sea levels rise from a variety of causes. As a result, some researchers predict that the 30-year mortgage will die out in low-lying parts of our state.

To be clear, attempting to reverse engineer the U.S. economy to absolve our past climate sins — either through a carbon tax or some "Green New Deal" scheme — will fail. The cost would set our state back, depriving us of the resources we desperately need to continue to adapt. Despite the high costs, none of those advocates can point to how even the most aggressive (and draconian) plan would improve the lives of Floridians.

But just because the accepted conventional wisdom of global elites and American leftists will fail does not mean we can ignore the challenges we face.........