Florida Senate - 2020                            (NP)    SR 1572
       By Senator Stewart
       13-00941B-20                                          20201572__
    1                          Senate Resolution                        
    2         A resolution expressing the Legislature’s recognition
    3         of this state’s susceptibility to climate change and
    4         its intention to adopt policies to combat climate
    5         change.
    7         WHEREAS, climate change, a naturally occurring and human
    8  made phenomenon exacerbated by the actions of humans and the
    9  release of greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere, is a real and
   10  existing threat to the future of this state, its economy, and
   11  its residents, and
   12         WHEREAS, this state faces increasing air temperatures and
   13  water vapor, increasing ocean temperatures, rising sea levels,
   14  more frequent and severe storm events, agricultural crop-yield
   15  changes, threats to its clean water supply, and flooding as a
   16  result of climate change, and
   17         WHEREAS, with 1,350 miles of low elevation coastline and 75
   18  percent of this state’s population living in coastal counties
   19  that generate 80 percent of this state’s economic output, all
   20  sectors of the economy are threatened by climate change and the
   21  resulting sea-level rise, NOW, THEREFORE,
   23  Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of Florida:
   25         That the Legislature intends to adopt policies to reduce
   26  this state’s overall greenhouse gas output, transition to
   27  renewable and clean energy, protect the state’s water supply,
   28  and develop a sustainable plan to address rising sea levels.