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FEMA: Caught Between Climate Change and Congress

InsideClimate: Thanks to climate change, extreme weather disasters have hammered the United States with increasing frequency in recent years–from drought and wildfires to coastal storms and flooding. It is perhaps surprising, then, that the U.S. agency in charge of preparing for and responding to these disasters, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), doesn’t account for climate change in most of its budget planning and resource allocation or in the National Flood Insurance Program it administers…. Continue reading

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FEMA: Caught Between Climate Change and Congress

InsideClimate: Thanks to climate change, extreme weather disasters have hammered the United States with increasing frequency in recent years–from drought and wildfires to coastal storms and flooding. It is perhaps surprising, then, that the U.S. Continue reading

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Texas wildfires: More evidence of climate change

Houston Chronicle: Although it`s too soon to determine the total amount of insured property losses caused by Texas wildfires, 2011 is projected to be the worst in state history according to a spokesperson of the Insurance Council of Texas. The cost may exceed $150 million. Continue reading

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