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States of Denial: States with the Most Federal Disaster Aid Sent Climate-Science Deniers to Congress

Rim fire article icon Issue Brief The 10 states that received the most federal disaster relief in fiscal years 2011 and 2012 for climate-related extreme weather events elected 47 climate-science deniers to Congress.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Stephanie Pinkalla | Thursday, September 12, 2013

Big Oil Rakes in Huge Profits, Again

The big five oil companies enjoyed profits of $19.5 billion in the second quarter of 2013. They don’t need special tax breaks too.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Friday, August 2, 2013

Shelter from the Superstorm

book_alt2 icon Report Investing more in climate preparedness and resilience will end up saving money in the long run by lowering the risks of extreme weather and climate-change impacts.

By Cathleen Kelly and Jackie Weidman | Monday, July 1, 2013

Pound Foolish

article icon Issue Brief Increased federal resilience spending is necessary to help our communities prepare for extreme weather.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Memorial Day Driving by the Numbers

Big Oil will be making huge profits off Americans’ travel expenditures on fuel while producing less oil and opposing health safeguards.

By Jackie Weidman and Daniel J. Weiss | Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Big Oil Profits—and Tax Breaks—Remain High Despite Sequestration Cuts

Gas stationDespite the severe budget cuts facing many middle-class programs, the five biggest oil companies continue to rake in tens of billions of dollars in profits, while still receiving unnecessary and wasteful tax breaks.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Thursday, May 2, 2013

Infographic: Disastrous Spending: Federal Disaster-Relief Expenditures Rise amid More Extreme Weather

Extreme weather events are costing the federal government billions of dollars a year in disaster relief, and these costs will keep rising if we don't do more to prevent climate change.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Monday, April 29, 2013

Disastrous Spending: Federal Disaster-Relief Expenditures Rise amid More Extreme Weather

Superstorm Sandy article icon Issue Brief As extreme weather events due to climate change increase in frequency and/or ferocity, we must get an accurate account of how much disaster relief costs the government and taxpayers and plan for the future by building community resiliency.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Monday, April 29, 2013

Going to Extremes: The $188 Billion Price Tag from Climate-Related Extreme Weather

Superstorm SandyAs more American families suffer from increasingly severe weather events, making relief and aid the newest political football is unconscionable.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Building on President Obama’s Clean Energy Successes

President Obama article icon Issue Brief These 10 energy and environmental priorities for the president’s second term are vital to combating climate change.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Thursday, January 17, 2013

An Ounce of Prevention: Increasing Resiliency to Climate-Related Extreme Weather

Damage from Hurricane SandyWe need dedicated funding for communities to increase their resilience to future extreme weather events.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Monday, December 17, 2012

Heavy Weather: How Climate Destruction Harms Middle- and Lower-Income Americans

Man reacting to home washed up after Superstorm Sandy book_alt2 icon Report We must take steps to protect middle- and lower-income households from the economic harms wrought by extreme weather events linked to climate change.

By Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Mackenzie Bronson | Friday, November 16, 2012

How Big Oil Spent Part of Its $90 Billion in Profits So Far in 2012

Big five oil company executives testifyDespite lower production, the big five oil companies reaped $90 billion in profits through the first three quarters of 2012. They used part of that money to lobby Congress, fund favorable candidates, and enrich their executives and stockholders.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Monday, November 5, 2012

Preventing Future ‘Frankenstorms’

The United States must heed the warnings of Hurricane Sandy and other deadly disasters and reduce its carbon pollution.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Thursday, November 1, 2012

5 Ways the Obama Administration Revived the Auto Industry by Reducing Oil Use

President Barack Obama gets behind the wheel of a new Chevy Volt during his tours of the General Motors Auto Plant in Hamtramck, Michigan. article icon Issue Brief Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman outline the five major Obama administration policies that helped the auto industry and the nation by creating jobs, reducing oil use, saving families money, and cutting pollution.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman | Monday, August 27, 2012