FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Statement regarding the State of Union Address by President Biden
The CLEO Institute applauds and thanks President Biden for acknowledging the clear and present danger the Climate Crisis poses to America. Cutting carbon pollution and building climate resilience using funds from the Inflation Reduction Law and the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act is not only an imperative for Floridians on the frontlines of more destructive hurricanes fueled by a warming climate, but for all affected by cataclysmic fires, lack of rain or snow, floods or droughts, and rising seas or temperatures.
The average number of billion-dollar disasters has surged over time. In five of the last six years, costs from climate and weather-related disasters have exceeded $100 billion annually (NOAA).
If America wants to be Future Ready, it must be Climate Ready….all while building economic prosperity and energy security for all.
Yoca Arditi-Rocha, Executive Director
The CLEO Institute – Florida
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About The CLEO Institute
Founded in 2010, The CLEO Institute (CLEO) exists for the sole purpose of building climate literacy and spurring climate action. As the only women-led nonprofit, nonpartisan organization based in Florida that is exclusively dedicated to climate change education, advocacy, and engagement, CLEO is viewed as the go-to regional source for credible, vetted climate science. The CLEO Institute is a 501(c)(3) working with communities across Florida to build climate literacy and mobilize climate action for a just, resilient future. Learn more at cleoinstitute.org.