Miami Mayor Pleads with Rubio on Climate

Climate Denial Crock of the Week

Florida mayors calling for a life ring in climate caused rising seas.

Florida Senator Marco Rubio just threw them an anchor.

Raw Story:

Tomas Regalado, the Republican mayor of Miami, has endorsed Rubio but via the debate’s host Jake Tapper he questioned whether the senator accepted the mainstream scientific position on climate change and his commitment to combat the problem.

Rubio said Regalado is a “great mayor and a good friend” but said that any laws to reduce emissions would drive up power bills in Miami and cause the mayor a political headache.

Philip Levine, mayor of neighboring Miami Beach, said Rubio was “100 percent using the language of a climate change denier” and has overlooked the escalating problem of sea level increases for south Florida.

Miami Beach has already spent $100 million on new sea defenses to curb the regular flooding of its western half. Sea levels are expected…

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