Gov. Scott needs to listen to climate scientists
Originally published on July 23
An article in the July 16 Bradenton Herald reported that 10 prominent environmental scientists from Florida universities have asked Gov. Rick Scott for an opportunity "to explain to him the impact human-induced global warming will have on Florida."
The article went on to say that our state, particularly southeastern Florida, is one of the areas of the country most vulnerable to the disastrous effects of climate change.
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The scientists were prompted to write Scott because his repeated (and lame) excuse for not addressing questions about global warming has been, "I'm not a scientist."
Well, Rick Scott is not a medical doctor either, but I'm guessing he'd take a physician's advice on how to treat himself or a loved one stricken with a serious illness.
Rick Scott is not a firefighter or a police officer, but I'll bet he seeks their expert counsel regarding personal or state emergencies.
Rick Scott is a lawyer, but he was not foolish enough to represent himself in court, instead taking the advice of his own lawyer by invoking the Fifth Amendment numerous times in the Medicare fraud case against his former company.
No, Rick Scott is not a scientist, he's a Tea Party lackey who could cause Florida irreparable harm if he doesn't listen to the experts, who apparently care more about our state than its chief executive.
If these scientists fail to convince Scott to change his policy, we non-scientists can, because we are voters.
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