31 Jan '17, 7pm

These critical disaster safety efforts will be at risk if Trump eliminates the Climate Action Plan

These critical disaster safety efforts will be at risk if Trump eliminates the Climate Action Plan

As you’ve probably heard by now, President Trump has replaced the Obama administration’s Climate and Energy web page with a new one that reiterates our 45th president’s promise to tear down the Climate Action Plan and expand our reliance on fossil fuels. What you may not know is that this 180-degree policy shift will also undermine efforts to prepare for climate change disasters that are already upon us – at a great cost to public safety and our nation’s economy. By rescinding Obama’s plan for turning the corner on climate change – in which a main pillar was to prepare the United States for its impacts – President Trump would make it harder for: businesses to manage extreme weather-related disruptions to their supply chains infrastructure developers to account for changes in extreme weather and coastal flooding from sea level rise, and to be able to withstand climate surpr...

Full article: https://www.edf.org/blog/2017/01/31/these-critical-disast...

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