The new administration can take several steps to help vulnerable communities reduce climate change risks and expand economic opportunities in the face of extreme weather.
Over the past decade, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has spent billions of taxpayer dollars to repair damage from extreme weather, a price tag that could increase with climate change.
The growing threats of flooding, heat-related deaths, and other climate change risks are driving Midwestern city and community leaders to make their cities more sustainable and just.
As global temperatures rise, Miami-Dade County needs to build resilience fast if its diverse communities are to stand up to growing climate change threats.
The rise of extreme weather is spurring cities to develop climate resilience plans, but it takes more than hard infrastructure improvements to thrive after an extreme weather event.
It is time for Congress to accept climate science, join the fight against climate change, and help Western communities defend themselves against hotter, bigger, and more dangerous wildfires.
The United States and China can put their shared climate-finance commitments to work by collaborating on climate-related parametric-risk insurance initiatives.
Opponents of the Clean Power Plan often claim that it will threaten grid reliability, but unmitigated climate change poses the greatest threat to the power sector in the Southeast.
Opponents of the Clean Power Plan often claim that it will threaten grid reliability, but unmitigated climate change poses the greatest risk to the power sector’s stability in the Midwest and Great Plains.
In the run-up to Paris, the Obama administration has an opportunity to lead the efforts to expand access to climate-related insurance across the developing world through parametric insurance programs.