Climate Impacts

Climate change increases risks to our economy, health, infrastructure, food and water, and almost every facet of life and governance. The prevalence and severity of storms and wildfires; the loss of landmass and flooding of homes; forced migration; and the decimation of crops and natural wonders that have stood for years are accelerating due to climate change. The Center for American Progress diligently seeks to provide a spotlight on the costs of human-caused climate change and the strategies to mitigate climate impacts in the future.

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Mapping Environmental Justice in the Biden-Harris Administration Report
 (President Joe Biden prepares to sign executive orders after speaking about climate change issues at the White House on January 27, 2021, in Washington, D.C.)

Mapping Environmental Justice in the Biden-Harris Administration

California’s environmental justice mapping tool offers clear lessons for identifying and targeting benefits to disadvantaged communities.

Aimee Barnes, Angela Luh, Matthew Gobin

Communities of Color Bear the Brunt of Trump’s Anti-Environmental Agenda Article
A neighborhood sits in front of the Edgar Thomson Steel Works mill in Braddock, Pennsylvania, January 2020. (Getty/Brendan Smialowski/AFP)

Communities of Color Bear the Brunt of Trump’s Anti-Environmental Agenda

By weakening air and water protections and refusing to address climate change, the Trump administration is exacerbating environmental and health hazards in communities of color.

Amy Patronella, Saharra Griffin

Climate Change Is Altering Migration Patterns Regionally and Globally Article
Children carry bottles of water near Los Laureles reservoir, close to the Honduran capital of Tegucigalpa, during a drought caused by climate change. (Getty/Orlando Sierra/AFP)

Climate Change Is Altering Migration Patterns Regionally and Globally

Climate change is contributing to crop failure and malnutrition in the Northern Triangle and beyond, driving migration and raising the need for global and regional solutions.

Jayla Lundstrom

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