Bracing for the costs of climate change

From 2011-2019, there were an average of four U.S. climate disasters per year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. In 2023, there were 28. At a hearing on the costs and consequences of climate change, emergency planners spoke about the steps we’re taking to brace for extreme weather events as they become more frequent. Example: We’ve added hundreds of natural disaster responses to our climate adaptation plan. Hats off to Sen. Pacheco for chairing. 

Senator Barrett and colleagues hear from emergency planners at a hearing.