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.
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.
The nine most severe weather events in 2013 took 114 lives and cost $20 billion.
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.
As more American families suffer from increasingly severe weather events, making relief and aid the newest political football is unconscionable.
Interactive map shows how extreme weather events cause significant damage to lower- and middle-class Americans.
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.
The United States must heed the warnings of Hurricane Sandy and other deadly disasters and reduce its carbon pollution.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Video A video examines the costs of extreme weather in the United States and the consequences of continuing business as usual.
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.
Jake Caldwell on why preventing the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act is dangerous and a threat to public health.