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DeSantis Offers Sea-Rise Proposal, Treading Carefully on Climate

Florida’s governor says it won’t include ‘any left-wing stuff’

Ron DeSantis

Ron DeSantis

Photographer: Eva Marie Uzcategui/Bloomberg

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday backed a statewide plan to deal with rising seas, but promised that the millions of spending wouldn’t go for “any left-wing stuff.” 

DeSantis, whose state is intensely vulnerable, used the occasion to drive home that he doesn’t like the term “global warming,” even though the scientifically proven phenomenon threatens the cities that are the centers of Florida’s population and economy.