News Release: Associated Press
July 16, 2014
MIAMI (AP) -- Ten scientists from Florida universities have asked Gov. Rick Scott to talk with them about climate change.
The letter delivered Tuesday to Scott's office is signed by experts in marine systems, atmospheric sciences and other climate change-related fields at the University of Miami, Florida State University, Eckerd College and Florida International University.
Scott said, "I'm not a scientist," after a federal report highlighted Florida among areas most vulnerable to the effects of global warming and rising sea levels.
The professors wrote: "We are scientists and we would like the opportunity to explain what is at stake for our state."
They say they can answer questions about Florida's plans to meet federal targets for reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Messages left for Scott's office Wednesday were not immediately returned.