Increased federal resilience spending is necessary to help our communities prepare for extreme weather.
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.
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.
As more American families suffer from increasingly severe weather events, making relief and aid the newest political football is unconscionable.
We need dedicated funding for communities to increase their resilience to future extreme weather events.
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.
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.