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11.15.2007

Climate Change Recognized in Florida Except for One

Wednesday's third and final "Conversation on Climate Change," a Cabinet level workshop, talked about the realities of financial risks as well as opportunities related to climate change for Florida's citizens. Florida's Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink has demonstrated fresh, new leadership in a number of areas including consumer protections and promoting Florida's Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) that had languished for several years under the previous administration.

Sink's commitment to climate change has most recently been demonstrated by her Washington Post editorial, written with Montona's State Auditor John Morrison, which approached the topic from a standpoint big developers and the insurance industry can relate to--money. The high cost of insurance and the real threat of more natural disasters caused or exacerbated by global warming has gained Sink even more respected listeners.


Co-sponsored by Cabinet Officers, Alex Sink and Charles Bronson, Commissioner of Agriculture, one lone cabinet member was reported in the Tallahassee Democrat as "skeptical" about the climate change debate:
Attorney General Bill McCollum.

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