This just popped up on the NextGen Florida website. NextGen, which has run a number of television ads attacking Governor Rick Scott, is now planning a 10 city "Ark Tour."
Stops include: Tallahassee, Tampa Bay, Orlando, Miami, South Miami, Miami Beach, Hialeah, Davie, Gainesville and Jacksonville.
NextGen is the organization backed by billionaire Tom Steyer, a hedge fund manager and environmentalist. He is pouring millions into campaign around the country targeting candidates who do not believe in climate change.
Scott met briefly with a few scientists to hear what they had to say about climate change but he Scott appears to remain skeptical.
NextGen Florida on its website says the tour is because "Florida Governor Rick Scott has found a solution to climate change after all these years of denying science and ignoring scientists - build an ark."
"Now he and his special interest friends can escape - two-by-two - on the ark while the rest of Florida's families fight against rising sea levels."
And there is this picture:
There are not a lot of details about the tour. The NextGen website is here.
Steyer's effort to influence the Florida governor's race is a continuation of the ongoing trend of weathy outsiders - he lives in California - trying to have an impact on races that are well outside where they live.
Steyer also comes to this issue with less than clean hands. He has profited handsomely over the years from coal mining interests only himself away from coal two years ago.
Steyer also has been involved in presidential campaigns with little luck. He came a tad late to the party when he finally supported Barack Obama for president in 2008. He had been on board with Hillary Clinton. Prior to that, Steyer supported presidential candidates Walter Mondale, Bill Bradley and John Kerry.
Now Steyer is helping Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist.
The question: Do Florida voters care enough about climate change and sea level rise to make it an issue in this campaign?