Unlike previous primaries, many Democratic candidates treat the climate crisis as an important campaign issue.
Many leading Democrats have stated that they have supported the Green New Deal, an ambitious and comprehensive set of policy proposals to combat climate change, or have proposed similar plans.
yet Floridians involved in the debates are not aware of the effects of this environmental emergency limited to the forecasts of the scientists of the end of the century.
They are felt throughout the state at the moment.
Sea level is rising ̵
1; as are costs
Across the street from the Intracoastal Waterway by the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts The debates are taking place on Miami Beach's lively beaches and famous Art Deco buildings instead of.
But today the city is as well known for the effects of sea level rise as Ground Zero. Even the mayor of Dan Gelber, calls it a "canary in the mine shaft".
The porous limestone made from the remains of ancient coral reefs is comparable to Swiss cheese. According to Jayantha Obeysekera, the director of, natural subterranean "pipes" bubble water to the surface. The Sea Level Rise Solutions Center of Florida International University.
This geology has in Combining it with sea-level rise Parts of Miami Beach, Miami and other parts of the South are leaving Florida to deal with floods, even on days when it's not raining.
"We always had floods when it rained heavily in the tropics, but we never had what we call" floods on sunny days, "said Morales, who was born and raised in Miami Beach. "The sky is blue, it's a beautiful day, and yet water flows from the drains and seeps through the ground, and on the streets you can see inches of water."
Cities are taking action to counter these floods problems, but the Costs are high.
"There is a turning point where these solutions may not work," Obeysekera said. "But it's very difficult to predict when this tipping point will be reached, so I think it's wise to see how much longer we can go shopping with these solutions."
Red tide, failing septic tanks and hurricanes
 The rise in sea level is hardly the only danger posed by the climate crisis throughout the state.
Then there are the storms.
If the climate crisis at previous elections was not a major issue for Democratic voters, a new CNN poll shows it has priority now.
For any candidate who ultimately assures nomination as Democratic President, they plan to address voters' climate concerns could be crucial to winning Florida and many other states.
Jen Christensen of CNN contributed to this report.