• Climate in the Gulf
• The Report
• For Teachers
• Slow the Change
• Speed our Response
• Water Resources
• Sea-Level Change
• Human Perspectives
The abundant natural resources of the Sunshine State are critical in sustaining the local economy. Florida's mild temperatures, beautiful beaches, and many recreational opportunities help draw millions of tourists every year. Citrus production is first in the nation, and the state ranks second in the production of vegetables and horticulture products. Fisheries, aquaculture, and forestry also contribute significantly to Florida's economy.
The impacts of a changing climate could have significant effects on Florida's natural systems and the goods and services they provide. Click on the links to find out about future climate projections for Florida and how these changes may impact Florida's freshwater resources, agriculture, forestry, coastal development, tourism and recreation, human health, fisheries, and unique habitats.
After you've learned about the threats a changing climate poses to Florida, why don't you take a couple of minutes to tell policymakers to get busy tackling the problem? It's easy to do on our action pages.
Many cities and counties in Florida are already taking actions that are saving energy, the environment, and money. You can learn more about these steps in the following report "Florida - Saving Energy, the Environment, and Money."
More on Florida:
Introduction | Climate Projections | Freshwater Resources | Agriculture | Forestry | Coastal Development | Tourism & Recreation | Human Health | Fisheries | Unique Habitats | FL Resources & Links
Florida Panther - South Florida Water Management District.
Tidal Flats - NOAA Photo library, W. Folsom.
• Apalachicola Bay
• Big Thicket
• Laguna Madre
• Mississippi Delta