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Hazard Planners Aren’t Planning for Heat Hazards

Expert BlogUnited StatesJuanita Constible
State hazard mitigation officials and their partners in FEMA should quickly work to improve their efforts to protect people from heat. Lives depend on it.

Hurricanes and Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

GuideUnited States, InternationalMelissa Denchak

The most widespread, damaging storms on earth are getting worse, and climate change is a big reason why. Here’s a look at what causes hurricanes and how to address the threat of a wetter, windier world.

Flooding and Climate Change: Everything You Need to Know

GuideUnited StatesMelissa Denchak
A growing number of communities—both coastal and inland—are finding themselves underwater. Extreme weather, sea level rise, and other climate change impacts are increasingly to blame. Here’s a look at what links flooding and our warming world.

After Sandy, We’re Ignoring the Lessons We Already Learned

Expert BlogRob Moore
Five years after Hurricane Sandy, our nation’s leadership is willfully ignoring all the lessons we paid dearly to learn. Instead, the nation is now charting a very dangerous course towards the storms we will increasingly face in the future.

The Nation’s Approach to Managing Flood Risks Must Change

Expert BlogJoel Scata
In the era of climate change, the “business-as-usual” approach for addressing flooding is no longer an option. Current federal policies create an unsustainable “flood, rebuild, repeat” situation for managing the nation’s flood risks.

FEMA Disaster Programs at Risk of Major Cuts by Trump

Expert BlogRob Moore
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is facing reductions in funding for its most critical programs. These include reductions of several disaster response and preparedness programs and a complete elimination of funding for floodplain mapping. Taken together, the cuts would…

Wisconsin's Emergency Managers Plan for Climate Change

Expert BlogRob Moore
Wisconsin has earned a reputation for eschewing climate science and the potential impacts of climate change under Governor Scott Walker’s administration. But a plan finalized by the state’s Emergency Management agency in December and released this week is pleasantly out…