Rick Scott is traversing the state this week, attempting to convince Floridians that his sudden interest in environmental protection is something more than election-year pandering. It won’t work.
As rising sea levels associated with climate change pose greater and greater threat to the Florida coastline, Rick Scott has only doubled and tripled down on his “I’m not a scientist” buffoonery. But you don’t have to be a scientist to listen to scientific consensus. And you certainly don’t need a science-believing governor to suffer from increased flooding in your hometown.
Rick Scott has had four years as governor. He’s repeatedly shown that he’s more concerned with protecting special interests than protecting the environment.
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