Charlie Crist Promises Renewed Focus on Climate Change, Environment
During this year’s election, Crist and his supporters are playing up his record on climate change issues as one toward which he has a distinctively different approach from Scott. Even after meeting with scientists, Scott would not say whether he believes in climate change or that humans are causing it. Crist is quite adamant that he believes both.
In an interview, Crist said that he plans to, if elected, revive his climate summits and the executive orders he issued during his term that called for cutting power plant emissions, requiring the use of alternate fuels and rewriting building codes to require more energy efficiency. He said he would also explore additional steps to expand the use of solar and wind power.