STATEMENT: New Climate Mapping Portal Helps Communities Respond to Climate Change, CAP’s Christy Goldfuss says
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Biden administration launched a new climate data tool, the Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation portal. The website will help communities, federal agencies, and local and state governments better assess the impact of climate change—including the likelihood of extreme heat, drought, wildfire, and floods—and strengthen local resilience plans. The website hosts a dashboard for real-time climate events; an assessment tool of current, past, and future climate exposures; and federal funding opportunities that are accessible to local communities.
In response, Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:
The launch of this incredible data tool could not have come sooner. With record-high temperatures in California, devastating floods in the South and Midwest, and droughts across the West, Americans desperately need a way to better understand, prepare, and adapt to the impact of climate change. The release of this portal marks a turning point for the communication of climate science and risks. It centralizes information in an easy-to-use way and provides valuable resources for communities at risk. Americans will be able to use the information and make better, data-informed decisions to protect their communities from extreme weather.
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