Zak Colman of POLITICO explains how governments can more adequately confront climate risk.
- Extreme weather events and rising sea levels are making local and federal governments rethink climate risk.
- Bad flood mapping and poor building practices have put people, buildings, and homes in harm’s way.
- Onerous and confusing government regulations have additionally slowed down adaptation efforts.
- Reducing climate risk is a complex problem that will require multifaceted solutions including updating building codes, improving flood models, and adequately pricing the risk of natural disasters.
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