Hialeah Community Workshop

On August 9th, CLEO held a community workshop, following up from the listening, to discuss the impacts of climate change and help participants understand the urgency of taking action. Joining our conversation was Ariel Rodriguez, meteorologist from Telemundo 51 and Henry Briceno, professor at FIU's Center for Aquatic Chemistry and Environment and Southeast Environmental Research Center. Between the three presenters, many topics were discussed: such as the difference between climate and weather; climate change impacts on health, economy and Florida's environment; salt water intrusion; heat and health; and emergency preparedness. Hurricanes kits were also handed out to the participants to emphasize the need to be prepared for these extreme weather events that will become more frequent in Florida.