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White House Climate Preparedness Task Force Releases Recommendations and Tools

November 21, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

The President’s State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience rolled out its recommendations recently, and the White House announced a new user-friendly online ‘toolkit’ to help the public and decision-makers.[read more]

Obama Announces New Disaster Planning Guidance That Will Make States and Communities Better Prepared for Climate Change

July 21, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

President Obama announced that states will soon be required to consider the projected effects of climate change when planning and preparing for natural disasters. The requirement will be implemented in a revision to the FEMA guidance for “state hazard mitigation plans.”[read more]

President's Climate Resiliency Actions Include Risk-Mapping Tool

July 20, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

President Obama announced a series of climate preparedness initiatives aimed at strengthening the nation’s efforts to prepare for sea level rise and more frequent extreme weather events. Among this array of initiatives is a $13.1 million mapping project, called the 3D Elevation Program.[read more]

Obama Administration Recognizes the Climate-Resiliency Benefits of Green Infrastructure

July 19, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard

As we‘ve seen play out in communities across the U.S., the impacts of climate change are already here. Multiple wildfires are currently burning in Western states, California’s drought is only intensifying, and extreme storms have caused flooding and heavy winds from the East Coast to the Rockies.[read more]

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Beyond Paris, Part 2: The Dire Consequences of Inaction

June 9, 2014 by Matthew Stepp

Climate Action and Inaction

What are the future impacts of a changing climate system? Extreme weather? Higher sea level? More drought and heat waves? Where will these impacts be felt the most? Answering these questions depends on a simple factor: the quantity of carbon emissions emitted in the coming decades.[read more]

What the Farmers Insurance Suit Tell Us About Climate Change

May 24, 2014 by NRDC Switchboard
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Farmers Insurance and Climate Change

Farmers Insurance claims that various agencies and municipalities are liable for damages resulting from a storm in April 2013 because they knew that their stormwater infrastructure was insufficient to deal with extreme precipitation brought on in part by climate change.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: Exxon's Climate Response 'Consummate Arrogance'

April 5, 2014 by Jared Anderson
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Exxon and Climate

We reported earlier this week about ExxonMobil’s response to shareholder requests for information about the company’s climate change mitigation efforts. And climate activist Bill McKibben leveled both barrels at the oil major in a piece that denounces the Exxon reports as arrogant provocations.[read more]