Climate Change Demands New Paradigm for Disaster Management

Flood waters in Lumberton, NC following Hurricane Matthew in 2016.
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Rob Moore
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Natural Resources Defense Council
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As climate change makes catastrophic events like Hurricane Ida, the Caldor and Dixie fires in California, and prolonged drought in the southwestern United States more likely and more severe (and recovery more costly), we need an overhaul of how we prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change. There is no single silver-bullet solution to this problem, but there are many things that governments should do to help the nation get ahead of the ever-steepening curve of climate-fueled disasters.

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