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Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano on Climate Change

Yesterday, the Hill reported comments from Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano suggesting the possibility of a link between abnormal weather patterns over the past few years, and climate change. According to the Secretary: (more…)

Climate Change Risks Missing From FEMA’s National Preparedness Plans

The World Economic Forum’s 2011 Global Risks Report ranks climate change as one of the greatest risks, far outweighing other traditional risks such as terrorism and nuclear proliferation (though those risks should not be minimized, given their devastating potential). A risk “score” is determined by how likely a particular threat is, and how great the impact of that threat, if it materialized, would be. In this context, climate change is seen as a highly probable and high impact risk. (more…)

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