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FLORIDA CLIMATE CHANGE INDEX

Information included in the Florida Climate Change Index is drawn from public sources such as government websites, news articles and other public databases.

CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY

  • Number of energy efficiency jobs in Florida: over 110,000
  • Number of energy efficiency businesses in Florida: over 14,000
  • Number of solar jobs in Florida: over 10,000
  • Number of homes that could be powered by solar production in Florida: over 275,000
  • Number of solar businesses in Florida: 578
  • Number of Floridians working in clean energy transmission, distribution and storage: over 50,000
  • Number of wind industry manufacturing facilities in Florida: 16
  • Amount of Florida’s energy generation coming from renewable sources: 3%

EXTREME WEATHER IMPACTS

  • Number of Floridians who are especially vulnerable to extreme heat: over 620,000
  • Number of extreme weather events that caused over $1 billion in economic losses in Florida from 2007-2016: 10
  • Number of people killed by extreme weather in Florida in 2018: 43
  • Number of acres consumed by wildfires in 2018 in Florida: over 138,000
  • Number of Florida cities of the top 25 cities in the U.S. that are most vulnerable to flooding: 20
  • Number of Floridians at risk of coastal flooding: 3,500,000
    • Number of additional Floridians projected to be at risk due to sea level rise by 2050: 1,100,000
  • Number of dangerous heat days Florida experiences on average per year: 25
    • Number of dangerous heat days per year Florida is projected to see by 2050: 130

PUBLIC OPINION RESEARCH

  • Percentage of Floridians that believe climate change was happening in 2018: 70%
  • Percentage of Floridians that believe climate change is caused mostly by human activities in 2018: 56%
  • Percentage of Floridians worried about climate change: 60%
  • Percentage of Floridians who support setting carbon pollution limits on existing coal-fired power plants: 70%

ECONOMIC EFFECTS