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.
Senior Director, Domestic Climate and Energy Policy
Director, Public Lands
Director, Energy and Environment Campaigns
Director, International Climate Policy
The urgency of the climate crisis requires day one executive action to restore scientific integrity and rebuild the federal climate science apparatus.
Congress can create millions of jobs and fight climate change by working to conserve at least 30 percent of U.S. lands and ocean by 2030.
As Congress continues to negotiate how to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, it must consider preparing and responding to the occurrence of concurrent disaster events amid the 2020 hurricane season.
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.
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.
This week, Daniella and Ed speak with Robinson Meyer, a climate reporter for The Atlantic, and Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at CAP, about renewed energy on climate change.
Temporary Protected Status is closely linked to the efforts to rebuild states affected by natural disasters, as shown by the large numbers of TPS holders who work in construction occupations.
As extreme weather events increase in frequency and intensity, local and federal leaders must ensure that people with disabilities are central to all emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.
The United States has a failing record on responsiveness to communities of color following natural disasters—a record that has only worsened under the Trump administration.
The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan 2.0 is a tool for local leaders to reduce climate change threats while tackling inequities that affect low-income areas and communities of color.
This interactive map provides county-by-county information on billion-dollar extreme weather events and household median income.
An analysis of extreme storms from 2011 through 2017 finds that these events disproportionately harm low- and middle-income Americans.
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.