South Florida Leaders Stand Up for Climate Change Action

When you live in south Florida, where the seas level rise is a clear and present danger to our way of life, climate change action is an urgent matter. The risks from rising seas include salt water intrusion into our municipal drinking water wells, flood control challenges, inundation of roads, and damage to infrastructure and [...]

Climate Change Takes Center Stage on Earth Week in Miami

Climate change impacts, including sea level rise, were front and center in South Florida  - paying true respect to Earth Week. While environment-focused events were occurring across Florida, Miami-Dade County was home to hearings, panels, and rallies hosted by the esteemed Senator Nelson (D-FL), Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) and Congressman Garcia (D-FL). Kicking off Earth Day [...]

Miami Tackles Sea Level Rise in Absence of State Leadership

In recent blogs, I expressed my surprise and disappointment in our lack of state-wide clean energy policy solutions in Florida to mitigate the worst impacts of climate change. Since then I have been fortunate to attend some amazing meetings hosted by the Sea Level Rise Task Force of Miami Dade County. The seven-member panel, made up [...]

Puerto Rico Leaves Florida in its Wake on Clean Energy Policy

In a recent blog Florida Could Learn About Clean Energy Solutions from Puerto Rico, I shared my journey in searching for Florida’s clean energy policy. As a young political scientist, I began this journey determined to discover clean energy solutions in Florida that could secure the energy future for both Florida and my birthplace of Puerto Rico. [...]

Florida could learn clean energy solutions from Puerto Rico

Having grown up on the small island of Puerto Rico, I’ve always had a special connection to the sea.  However, it’s unfortunate that the consequences of climate change will soon begin to connect us with this majestic powerful mass in new, less tranquil ways. You see, when we talk about sea level rise in the [...]