SUN SENTINEL: Florida may break from scientists who issued climate change warning about Everglades

Sun Sentinel: Written by Andy Reid. July 13, 2017. 

The state of Florida is threatening to stop cooperating with a team of independent scientists that monitors progress on Everglades restoration for Congress.

Scientists for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report to Congress about the $16 billion state and federal effort to clean up water pollution and restore water flows to the famed River of Grass.

The group in December warned that the effects of climate change could require adding more water storage alternatives to Everglades restoration plans.

State officials have objected to the group’s findings, saying the committee shouldn’t be suggesting changes that could lead to more studies and delays of Everglades restoration projects.

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