Category Archives: adaptation

New Survey Rates the States Climate Change Hazard Mitigation Plans

Climate change is affecting the frequency and severity of natural hazard events, an increasing concern for emergency managers and hazard mitigation agencies across the U.S. Unfortunately, states are not required to include analysis of climate change in their State Hazard Mitigation Plans, which leads to uneven treatment of the issue and missed opportunities for mitigation planning.

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President’s Executive Order to Prepare for Climate Change Includes Tribal Leaders on Task Force

In light of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s forthcoming 2013 report detailing the latest scientific findings and projections related to climate change, President Obama signed an Executive Order on November 1 directing federal agencies to take a series of actions aimed at making it easier for American communities to strengthen their resilience to droughts, storms, wildfires, and other impacts […]

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