Communities on the Front Lines of Climate Change

Many communities face heightened risks from rising seas and other climate impacts because of socioeconomic disparities. They deserve equitable funding to help prepare for the growing consequences of climate change.


Gullah/Geechee Nation Surviving and Thriving as the Sea Rises

Queen Quet,

No one was prepared for the supermoon to be coupled with all of this when the rain started falling and falling and falling in South Carolina and graves started to wash out and the sands started to move and as the tides rose, the roads collapsed and as more sands moved the houses fell and the streets flooded and what they had built came down. Read more >

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Climate Equity Report Gives Us Tools to Save Ourselves

Audrey Peterman,

The Union of Concerned Scientists’ USA climate equity report, Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Rising Seas, landed in my mailbox the same day two impassioned articles I wrote about the issue appeared in local South Florida Black weekly newspapers. Read more >

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Climate Equity: Building Resilience for Communities on the Frontlines of Climate Change

, Policy Director and Lead Economist, Climate & Energy

Today the Union of Concerned Scientists released a new report, Surviving and Thriving in the Face of Rising Seas, which calls attention to the need for more resources and greater policy attention to help protect and prepare communities on the front lines of climate change. Read more >

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La equidad climática requiere mayor resiliencia ante el cambio climático en las comunidades en la primera línea de sus impactos

Ramón Bueno,

El informe que publica hoy la Unión de Científicos Comprometidos (UCS, por sus siglas en inglés), titulado Sobrevivir y prosperar ante el crecimiento de los mares, se enfoca en identificar comunidades en las costas bajo un doble desafío por peligros del clima y desventajas socioeconómicas, y recomienda soluciones equitativas que las ayuden. Read more >

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Doing More to Protect Frontline Communities Ten Years After Katrina

, Policy Director and Lead Economist, Climate & Energy

As we come up on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the terrible devastation wrought by the hurricane is in the headlines again. For those who experienced the storm first-hand, the ongoing struggle to recover is ever-present and this must be a wrenching anniversary. What can we do as a nation to support frontline communities to be better prepared and protected for future disasters? How can we better account for the growing risks to coastal communities, especially in light of sea level rise and worsening storm surge?  And how can we ensure that we channel our investments in an equitable way so as to build resilience in all communities? Read more >

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