Published: September 11, 2020

Advocates draw attention to climate change’s main impact

Within the week, a candy-colored miniature lifeguard stand in front of the Frost Museum of Science will melt, revealing a message that hints at Florida’s future if climate change isn’t curbed: “More heat, less beaches.”

Similar wax statues — including a Florida Panther and her cub and a grandfather and his granddaughter — are set to appear in Tampa and Orlando soon. When they melt, they’ll warn viewers that more heat means less wildlife and less health.

The art installations are the latest push from Florida climate advocates to educate residents of the Sunshine State on the broader impacts of climate change — rising temperatures are happening already, well in advance of the rising seas to come.

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Source: Miami Herald

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