Keep this in mind when you consider the Florida panther, formerly native to northern Florida as much as southern Florida, or the Florida black bears who are now in the same boat. Our ecosystems need to be rehabilitated, and that includes the restoration of all the animals we've wiped out from them. The St. John's system wasn't made to function without these carnivores.
On that note, let's keep the freedom of one woman in mind, and offer whatever help we may for her service in saving other's freedoms.
While budgets are on the mind, the Florida Democrats have unveiled their vision for Florida, carrying raises for workers alongside environmental protections and disaster relief greater than ever considered by DeSantis; yet it falls far from the mark, making only minor strides. It patches up the Republican government's refusal to consider even the most simple protections, but doesn't offer anything more than just that.
There are no provisions in this 'Sunshine Deal' to combat climate change, or to use said sunshine in solar infrastructure. This 'Sunshine Deal' amounts to reluctantly shuffling forward when we ought to be sprinting ahead - when it comes to climate change, minor reforms don't cut it.
Florida is one of the states in the nation most vulnerable to climate change, yet our climate-denying governor can't even meet his requests for simple measures for restoration. The reason? Hurricane damage. Yet to deny resources to protect our environment is to allow hurricanes to become stronger and stronger as global warming fuels them, as environmental losses such as erosion make coastal communities more vulnerable to them.
Long-term solutions are needed, and its been made clear that even basic environmental needs won't be met, never mind attempts to combat climate change - and so, we need to make things change, whilst politicians make clear that they won't.