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Fishkind Conversations: Florida Should Act After Dire National Climate Report

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90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

90.7's economic analyst Dr. Hank Fishkind, President of Fishkind and Associates

The recently-released National Climate Assessment report presents some stark warnings about economic, environmental, and health-related consequences of climate change for the United States.

Included in the report, issued by thirteen federal agencies, is a figure that caught the eye of 90.7’s economic analyst Hank Fishkind: U.S. gross domestic product will be 10% lower by the end of this century.

Fishkind says that’s bad news for Florida on the state level as well, since the state’s economic trajectory so closely mirrors the country’s. Additionally troublesome to Fishkind is Florida’s particular vulnerability to climate change impacts.

He tells 90.7’s Nicole Darden Creston that Florida needs to craft new policy to help prepare for and adapt to the challenges these changes bring, including an already increasing number of significant and potentially disastrous hurricanes.

Click the Play Audio button above to hear their conversation.

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Nicole Darden-Creston

About Nicole Darden-Creston

All Things Considered Host and Reporter

Nicole came to central Florida to attend Rollins College and started working for Orlando’s ABC News Radio affiliate shortly after graduation. As a field reporter, news anchor and radio show host in the City Beautiful, she has covered everything from national elections to local arts, from extraordinary hurricanes ... Read Full Bio »