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FEMA’s Expert Committee Breathes a Sigh of Relief: They can now “Actually Say Climate Change.”

, Climate Resilience Analyst

President Biden has set an important shift in tone via his executive orders on climate change. It’s too soon in the early days of this administration to assess whether this guidance is filtering down to agencies comprehensively. However, to live into the whole-of-government approach, agencies need to change quickly to integrate climate change into their missions as Biden is championing. Read more >

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The Tuscaloosa Fire & Rescue Swift Water Team after Hurricane Sally made landfall on Sept. 16, 2020 in Baldwin County, Alabama. FEMA

On Day One, President-Elect Biden Can Better Prepare Communities for the Next Disaster

, Climate Resilience Analyst

In the dawn of his presidency President-elect Biden can bolster community resilience by allocating full funding to FEMA’s BRIC program. Read more >

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As Hurricane Laura Bears Down on Gulf Coast, Data Shows How COVID-19 May Affect Evacuations

, senior climate scientist

With Hurricane Laura churning toward the Gulf Coast, hundreds of thousands of people on the Texas and Louisiana coasts are currently under either voluntary or mandatory evacuation orders. Along with the thousands of people who have evacuated their homes due to wildfire threats in California, Gulf Coast evacuees will be adding to the ranks of those hoping to find safer shelter from climate-related events in the time of COVID-19. Read more >

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In the Wake of COVID-19, Congress Must Support Pre-Disaster Mitigation Programs

, Climate Resilience Analyst

As Congress considers formulating economic recovery and relief packages for the nation, robust funding must be targeted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) pre-disaster mitigation programs to help prepare and protect communities ahead of time, particularly African American, Latinx and Native American communities that are suffering the brunt of the pandemic in this dire time. Read more >

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PFAS, or "forever chemicals," have contaminated drinking water supplies across the country. Photo: Bob Walker/Flickr

Profiles in Cowardice: Chemicals, Climate, and a Toxic Disregard by the Trump Administration

, executive director

A new report from FEMA completely ignores climate change. The administration and Congress block efforts to protect the public from PFAS, or “forever chemicals,” which have contaminated drinking water supplies across the country. Two more striking examples of cowardice from our elected leaders. Read more >

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