Extreme weather caused by climate change is already harming people around the world.
NRDC tackles this challenge at its root cause: pollution from burning fossil fuels. But even as we push for pollution limits and a conversion to clean energy, we help global communities prepare for an already changing climate. We advocate for water-saving strategies, flood controls, and other solutions that prepare cities for extreme weather. We urge government agencies to consider climate change in long-term planning, and we design programs that help communities respond to climate-related health risks.
What We're Doing
California is facing its worst drought in 1,200 years—and this might be the new normal. We're helping it and other states prepare for a dry future.
As long droughts become more and more common, we're pushing farmers to embrace sustainable practices that increase soil health and use water more efficiently.
Our experts draw attention to the climate-change reality of storms, floods, heat waves, and drought—and push state and local officials to prepare for potential impacts.
What You Can Do
7 ways to flood-proof your house
As floods become more frequent and severe with climate change, protecting your home becomes even more crucial. Here’s how to assess your risk—and make sure you’re prepared for the worst.