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Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather on the Rise

Cars sit on the edge of a sinkhole.The most severe weather events of 2014 took 65 lives and cost more than $19 billion, showing that the need for increased resilience investment is greater than ever.

by Miranda Peterson and Alexander Fields | Thursday, April 2, 2015

Rising Waters, Rising Threat

overflowing sewer book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers need to invest in the resilience of our wastewater treatment infrastructure to ensure that decades of progress on public health, environmental quality, and economic development are not washed away.

by Ben Bovarnick, Shiva Polefka, Arpita Bhattacharyya | Friday, October 31, 2014

2013: Extreme Weather, Extreme Damage

The nine most severe weather events in 2013 took 114 lives and cost $20 billion.

by Daniel J. Weiss and Siri Manning | Thursday, March 27, 2014

5 Growing Threats to America’s Cities

article icon Issue Brief Extreme weather events are on the rise and threaten American cities. Without investing in resilience programs, cities will be left with economic hardship.

by Matt Kasper and Daniel J. Weiss | Thursday, January 23, 2014

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

Interactive Map: Counties Hit by Extreme Weather Events in 2011 and 2012 that Each Cost More than $1 Billion

Interactive map shows how extreme weather events cause significant damage to lower- and middle-class Americans.

| Friday, November 16, 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, Mackenzie Bronson | Friday, November 16, 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

How to Keep the Lights On

Richard W. Caperton and Adam James outline how to prevent major power outages such as the one that struck the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest this past weekend.

by Richard W. Caperton and Adam James | Tuesday, July 3, 2012

More Action on Climate Change

Now is the time for the Environmental Protection Agency to finalize the proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants and commence work on reductions for existing plants, write Daniel J. Weiss and Jorge Madrid.

by Daniel J. Weiss and Jorge Madrid | Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Carbon Pollution Rule and Global Warming

play_alt icon Video Center for American Progress Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy Daniel J. Weiss explains why the Carbon Pollution Rule is important for the environment.

by Daniel J. Weiss | Monday, June 18, 2012

EPA Carbon Standard Takes a Bite out of Pollution

The EPA’s proposed carbon pollution standard for new power plants would cut greenhouse gas emissions and their harmful public health effects, write Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, and Celine Ramstein.

by Daniel J. Weiss, Jackie Weidman, Celine Ramstein | Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Video: Extreme Weather in the United States

play_alt icon Video A video examines the costs of extreme weather in the United States and the consequences of continuing business as usual.

| Friday, May 6, 2011

The Year of Living Dangerously

book_alt2 icon Report 2010's extreme weather could be a preview of a not-too-distant future should we fail to reduce carbon dioxide pollution, write Daniel J. Weiss, Valeri Vasquez, and Ben Kaldunski.

by Daniel J. Weiss, Valeri Vasquez, Ben Kaldunski | Friday, April 29, 2011

EPA and Greenhouse Gases 101

Jake Caldwell on why preventing the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act is dangerous and a threat to public health.

by Jake Caldwell | Wednesday, February 2, 2011