I'm outraged that Donald Trump unilaterally withdrew the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. Trump's decision is hurting our environment, our national security, and America's standing in the world.
America should be at the forefront of the effort to reduce fossil fuel emissions and confront the threat of climate change. That's why I'm fighting in Congress to invest in renewable energy, protect our environment, and reduce the financial burden on students who graduate with degrees in science and technology. We have the opportunity to build a clean energy economy and drastically reduce our fossil fuel emissions; we can't afford to lose the progress we've made.
Here in Florida, we have a lot to lose from climate change – we have more private property at risk from climate change than any other state. If we don’t act now, rising sea levels and intensified hurricanes will pose a growing threat to our economy and our well-being.
We must listen to the scientists: Climate change is real and it is caused by human activity. We must dramatically reduce our carbon emissions and transition to a clean energy future.