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Opinion

End silence on climate change

Staff
Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 06:28 PM

With the final presidential debate scheduled in Boca Raton on Monday, young people in Florida are wondering: What about climate change? On climate change and clean energy, we've heard only silence from President Obama and Gov. Romney. With new information just released on the threat of sea-level rise to Florida's economy and communities — with forecasts of billions of dollars in expenditures just to mitigate its effects — climate change is a top issue for Florida voters.

I am a young voter. Over the past few weeks, thousands of young people from Florida and across the country have been taking action to break the silence on climate change this election season. Not only have we been engaging thousands of young voters and will be getting them out to vote, we will continue to demand that the candidates address climate change and promote clean energy solutions.

Young voters from the Student Environmental Association at USF will be at the debate in Boca Raton to deliver our demands to Obama and Romney and demand action on climate change now.

Shaza Hussein

Tampa


The writer is a senior at the University of South Florida majoring in environmental policy and chemistry.

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