Best of the Blogs: Strange Turns

By Jon Bleyer - July 17, 2015

Progress Florida Education Center's Best of the Blogs for the week ending 7-17-15
Best of the Blogs is featured weekly as part of Progress Florida Education Center's popular free Daily Clips service.

Protecting Florida’s Apalachicola River from Coal Ash Pollution
By David Guest
CleanEnergy Footprints
And now for something completely different: I bring you some actual, positive news from Florida!

What Type Of Candidate Would You Be? Take The Quiz And Find Out.
By Phyllis Garrett
Fight For Florida
Who hasn’t sat back and mused, “Politicians are a joke. Even I could do a better job than that clown!”

Our current emissions goals won’t save Florida from climate change, new study says
By Kyle Medin
Today’s Apathy = Tomorrow’s Agony
According to a new study out of Oregon State University, at several points in the past 3 million years, global temperature increases of only 1 or 2 degrees Celsius have corresponded with about 6 meters (20 feet) of sea level rise.

Jeb Bush and Sand: South Florida's eroding beaches and climate change
By Gimleteye
Eye On Miami
In an interview last week with the editorial board of the Manchester (NH) Leader, GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush said of global warming, "ultimately it will be a person in a garage who will solve these problems".

A squirrely FDOT procurement process gets even stranger
By Peter Scorsch
SaintPetersBlog
As Florida Politics reported in April, an ongoing procurement process within the Department of Transportation over a contract worth hundreds of millions has taken some strange turns.