Rising Waters, Rising Threat
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.
Climate Change: An Unfunded Mandate
Report Congress is imposing a costly unfunded mandate on the American people by failing to enact policies to curb U.S. emissions of heat-trapping pollution.
Cities that Are Building Resilience to Climate Change
Click on each city to get a snapshot of their resilience initiatives.
Report This report reviews climate change risks, identifies cities that are already taking steps to tackle this growing issue, and recommends actions to build resilience.
5 Assignments for the Task Force on Climate Preparedness
President Barack Obama’s Task Force on Climate Preparedness must identify federal disaster-recovery and resilience costs and the revenue to pay for them.
Sea-Level Rise: A Slow-Motion Disaster
Video The Center for American Progress visited Norfolk, Virginia, a city on the front lines of the fight against rising seas, to talk to residents and community leaders about their efforts to save the city and learn to live with the water.
States of Denial: States with the Most Federal Disaster Aid Sent Climate-Science Deniers to Congress
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.
A Disaster in the Making
Report Superstorm Sandy is just the latest in a long line of natural disasters that have tested the resilience of low-income communities and exposed the underlying socioeconomic problems these communities face year round.
President Obama’s Resilience Plan Needs Federal Investments
The president and Congress should create a federal resilience fund for communities nationwide to invest in protection for people, homes, and businesses from future extreme weather events.
Shelter from the Superstorm
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.
Issue Brief Increased federal resilience spending is necessary to help our communities prepare for extreme weather.
Disastrous Spending: Federal Disaster-Relief Expenditures Rise amid More Extreme Weather
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.
Infrastructure and Resilience: Forging a National Strategy for Reconstruction and Growth
Issue Brief In this brief, we argue that the president must advance his new infrastructure initiatives and investment goals in the context of the public health and safety risks of climate change.
Going to Extremes: The $188 Billion Price Tag from Climate-Related Extreme Weather
As more American families suffer from increasingly severe weather events, making relief and aid the newest political football is unconscionable.
An Ounce of Prevention: Increasing Resiliency to Climate-Related Extreme Weather
We need dedicated funding for communities to increase their resilience to future extreme weather events.