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Scientist To Governor: Stop Spreading Doubt About Climate Change

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Gov. Rick Scott has been repeatedly quoted as saying "I'm not a scientist" when asked whether he believes in man-made climate change.

So 10 Florida scientists sent the Governor a letter referring to the “impact of human-induced global warming.” They mention a recent government report that found "unambiguous" evidence that human activities — like the burning of fossil fuels — are the cause.

In the letter, the scientists express a desire to help the governor understand what's happening so he can make effective decisions about how to protect the state.

Dr. Ben Kirtman is one of the scientists who signed the letter. He’s a professor of atmospheric science at the University of Miami. He talks about climate change, why Gov. Rick Scott should stop doubting the evidence, and what should be done to help mitigate the impact.

Listen to interview below: