Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), who represents the Miami area, warned that unless climate change is addressed “in a few short years,” rising sea levels will force her to represent areas more than two hundred miles away.
“I will eventually represent Orlando if we don’t do something about making sure we can reduce global warming,” she said on Fox News this morning. Wasserman Schultz’s current residence, Weston, Fla., is 224 miles away from Orlando.
She cautioned that her community wouldn’t be the only one at risk. “Coastal communities all across the country, are facing dangerous sea-level rises, which will ultimately cause homes to be underwater in a few short years,” she said.