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USA: Are you prepared for growing climate change water threats?

The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) recently published a report analyzing climate preparedness levels in all 50 U.S. states. As climate change affects everyone, it is imperative that all countries, states, communities and people prepare for the impacts, reports Ecology.com. Currently, only nine U.S. states have actively prepared for the water-related impacts of climate change.

"This report is both a wake-up call and a roadmap for all communities to understand how vital it is to prepare for climate change so we can effectively safeguard our most valuable resources. Preparing for the impacts of a changing climate requires that states confront reality, and prioritize climate change adaptation to reduce local water risks and create healthier communities,"said NRDC Water and Climate Program director Steve Fleischli.

The article cites the report's key findings and their preparedness suggestions.

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Disaster Risk Management
  • Hazards:Flood, Storm Surge
  • Countries/Regions:United States of America

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/26139

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