October 1, 2020

Most Florida voters worry about climate change. Will Trump talk about it?

| 7/9/2019

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has a plan to talk about the environment with Florida voters: address the problems you see, not the causes you don’t.

It’s been a winning strategy for Republicans in Florida for over a decade. The basic tactic is to address specific, pressing policy challenges facing Florida communities – algal bloomscoastal floodingthreats to the Everglades – without discussing the climatal forces driving change.

But environmental politics in Florida have shifted since Trump’s first run for the presidency in 2016, when his skepticism over the extent and causes of climate change proved immaterial in his path to electoral victory there.

Read more from the Tampa Bay Times.

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