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CLIMATE CHANGE: RESPONSE AND RESILIENCE LEADERSHIP FORUM
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | Columbia University Faculty House | New York

Our Forum will cover:

  • Higher Seas, Higher Ground? Assessing Flood Risk in Today's World
  • Where There's Smoke, There's Fire: Wildfire Risk in the 21st Century
  • Hurricane Force or a Force for Change? The Impact of Severe Storms on Coastal Communities
  • From One Extreme to Another: What do Higher Temperatures Mean for the Global Population?
  • Ready, Set, Go: The Role of Government in Preparing for Major Disasters
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ARTICLES

"Going Under: Post-Flood Buyouts Take Years to Complete", by Anna Weber, NRDC - September 12, 2019
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"Climate change poses major risk to flood insurance program, experts warn", by James Jarvis, The Hill - September 12, 2019
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"Innovative insurance firm competes, partners with government on flood coverage", by Brian Hartz, Business Observer - September 12, 2019
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"We're not equipped to handle the financial reality of today's storms", by Rob Moore, Opinion Contributor, The Hill – September 11, 2019
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"The Aftermath of Hurricane Dorian: Southeast States 'Dodged a Bullet'", by Amy O'Connor, Insurance Journal – September 10, 2019
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"Researchers Predict '100-Year Floods' May Occur Annually Along Atlantic Coastline", by Theresa Pinto, Miami Beach Times – September 9, 2019
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"Can we stop subsidizing beach houses now?", Editorial, Washington Examiner – September 9, 2019
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"Almost 2 Million Homes Are at Risk From Dorian. Most Lack Flood Insurance.", by Christopher Flavelle, New York Times – September 6, 2019
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"Schumer Seeks Changes To National Flood Insurance Program", by Dave Lucas, WAMC – September 6, 2019
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"Ground zero for climate change: New Jersey", Editorial, NJ.com - August 19, 2019
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"Commentary: As Flood Threat Grows, Florida Must Mandate Flood Risk Disclosure", by Guy McClurken, Insurance Journal – August 14, 2019
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"Who will pay for the huge costs of holding back rising seas?", by Jim Morrison, Grist – August 14, 2019
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"AP: States brace for long-term flood fight as damages mount", by David A. Lieb, Associated press – August 12, 2019
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"Seas are rising. It rains more. How much of that is making hurricanes worse?", by Jenny Staletovich, The South Florida Sun Sentinel – August 12, 2019
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"The Greenland ice sheet poured 197 billion tons of water into the North Atlantic in July alone", by Andrew Freedman and Jason Samenow, Washington Post – August 3, 2019
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"The Problem with Levees", by Nicholas Pinter, Scientific American- August 1, 2019
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"As Sea Levels Rise, Homes Continue to Sprout in U.S. Flood Zones," by Sebastien Malo, Claims Journal – August 1, 2019
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"Homes Are Being Built the Fastest in Many Flood-Prone Areas, Study Finds", by Christopher Flavelle, New York Times – July 31, 2019
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"MapLab: The Hidden Risks in U.S. Flood Maps", by Laura Bliss, City Lab – July 31, 2019
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"FEMA official: Americans need to start saving for a rainy day", Opinion Editorial by Daniel Kaniewski, The Hill – July 30, 2019
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"Study: El Niño has outsize economic effect on California", by Mike Branom, Washington Post – July 30, 2019
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"Hoping for NFIP that will work best for all", by the Editorial Board, American Press – July 29, 2019
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"How federal flood policy is, and isn't, addressing climate change today", by Patrick Sisson, Curbed – July 29, 2019
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"Climate Change Will Strain Federal Finances", by Daniel Cusick, Scientific American – July 18, 2019
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"Senators' Flood Insurance Measure Includes Premium Cap, Mitigation, Claims Reforms", Insurance Journal – July 17, 2019
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"These Maps Show Where Urban Sprawl Is Making Big Storms More Deadly", by Peter Aldhous, Buzzfeed News – July 17, 2019
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"National Weather Service will debut new flood warning system to get people to listen", by Phil McCausland, NBC News – July 17, 2019
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"Deluged by Barry, Arkansas becomes fifth state to set tropical storm rainfall record in past two years", by Jason Samenow, Washington Post – July 17, 2019
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"Hurricanes are dramatic. But they aren't the only way to measure the impact of climate change.", by Lynne Carter, Washington Post – July 17, 2019
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"Senate bill to extend NFIP for five years would cap rate hikes", by Gloria Gonzalez, Business Insurance – July 16, 2019
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"Reinsurance Could Protect Taxpayers From More NFIP Borrowing After Barry", by Ray Lehmann, Insurance Journal – July 12, 2019
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"Tropical Storm Barry reminds us increased resilience is needed as natural disasters worsen", Opinion Editorial by Antonio J. Busalacchi, The Hill – July 11, 2019
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"Commentary: Charleston comes to grips with flooding", by John L. Tecklenburg and Winslow Hastie, Charleston Post and Courier – July 11, 2019
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"FEMA aid isn't immediate - you need to be ready for first 72 hours after earthquake", Opinion Editorial by Brock Long, The Hill – July 11, 2019
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"It No Longer Takes a Big Storm to Produce High Tide Flooding in Coastal Communities", by Insurance Journal – July 11, 2019
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"Climate Change Fills Hurricanes With More Rain, Analysis Shows", by Kendra Pierre-Louis, New York Times – July 11, 2019
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"The most dangerous places to live in America that are prone to natural disasters", by Kat Eschner, CNBC – July 10, 2019
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"Worst-case sea level rise scenarios more likely if Antartica's ice sheet collapses", by Kyla Mandel, Think Progress – July 9, 2019
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"After extreme flooding, residents begin cleaning up and drying out", by Dana Hedgpeth, Luz Lazo and Michael E. Ruane, Washington Post – July 8, 2019
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"How and why the D.C. area was deluged by a month's worth of rain in an hour Monday", by Jason Samenow, Ian Livingston and Jeff Halverson, Washington Post – July 8, 2019
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"Moody's Analytics says climate change could cost $69 trillion by 2100", by Steven Mufson, Washington Post – July 8, 2019
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"The California coast is disappearing under the rising sea. Our choices are grim", by Rosanna Xia, Los Angeles Times – July 7, 2019
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"Californians on shaky ground when it comes to earthquake insurance protections", by Kate Gibson, CBS News – July 5, 2019
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"Ronald Reagan's lasting environmental legacy", Opinion Editorial by R. J. Lehmann, Washington Examiner – July 2, 2019
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"What we learned in Texas after Hurricane Harvey", Opinion Editorial by George P. Bush, Politico – July 2, 2019
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"'Precipitous' fall in Antarctic sea ice since 2014 revealed", by Damian Carrington, The Guardian – July 1, 2019
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"California eyes state disaster insurance as legislation gains momentum", by Charlie Wood, Reinsurance News – June 28, 2019
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"Bill would create tax credit for disaster mitigation", by Gloria Gonzalez, Business Insurance – June 26, 2019
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"Insurance is essential to protect your SC home from floods", Opinion Editorial by Ray Farmer, Charleston Post and Courier – June 26, 2019
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"Hurricane Michael destroyed their homes. Then the insurance heartache began.", by Zachary T. Sampson and Douglas R. Clifford, Tampa Bay Times - June 26, 2019
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"Lessons from Congress' last big battle on climate", Opinion Editorial by Alex Barron, The Hill – June 26, 2019
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"More extreme weather a risk to Texas economy, experts say", by Erin Douglas, Houston Chronicle – June 26, 2019
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"No End in Sight for Record Midwest Flood Crisis", by Daniel Cusick, Scientific American – June 26, 2019
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"Lack of Flood Risk Disclosure Law Leaves Homebuyers at Risk", by Laura Lightbody and Evan Chapman, Pew Charitable Trusts – June 25, 2019
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"The Invading Sea: Democrats in debate must focus on solutions to climate change", by The Miami Herald Editorial Board, June 25, 2019
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"Climate change: Communities hold the key to disaster preparedness", Opinion Editorial, by Nicolette Louissaint, The Hill – June 25, 2019
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"Answer to rising waters? Raise the house", by Aaron Holmes, Tampa Bay Times – June 24, 2019
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"As the sea rises, how do we get out of harm's way?", Guest Editorial by Karen O'Neill, NJ.com – June 23, 2019
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"Is the NFIP sinking?", by Duffie Osental, Insurance Business America- June 20, 2019
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"Protecting US from rising sea levels will cost $400 billion over next 20 years, study finds", by Chris Mills Rodrigo, The Hill – June 20, 2019
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"Seawalls to protect US against rising oceans could cost $416bn by 2040", by Emily Holden, The Guardian – June 20, 2019
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"Glaciers on the Himalayas are melting about twice as fast as they used to, spy images reveal", Associated Press, NBC News – June 20, 2019
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"Flood Insurance Program Increasingly Underwater as Payouts Shatter Records", by Thomas Frank, Scientific American – June 19, 2019
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"Viewpoint: Fixing America's Flood Insurance Problem in 5 Steps", by Craig Poulton, Insurance Journal – June 19, 2019
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"With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First?", by Christopher Flavelle, New York Times – June 19, 2019
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"Shelter from the storm - Prioritizing climate change resilient infrastructure", Opinion Editorial by Joseph Stofer, The Hill – June 18, 2019
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"Data Highlight State-by-State Benefits of Federal Natural Disaster Mitigation Grants", by Anne Stauffer, Colin Foard & Errol Spence, Pew – June 17, 2019
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"North Carolina's New Outlook on Climate Resilience", by Rob Moore, NRDC – June 6, 2019
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"FEMA to Release a Flood of Insurance Data", by Anna Weber, NRDC– June 6, 2019
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"How a watchdog whitewashed its oversight of FEMA's disaster response with 'feel good' reports", by Lisa Rein and Kimberly Kindy, Washington Post- June 6, 2019
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"Flood insurance program, in need of overhaul, gets two more weeks on life support", by Editorial Board, Orlando Sentinel – June 4, 2019
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" Millennials More Likely to Buy Flood Insurance Than Baby Boomers", by Insurance Journal – June 4, 2019
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"Commentary: Give Charleston's nature a chance for climate resilience", by David Farren, Charleston Post and Courier – June 4, 2019
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"As Hurricane Season Begins, 'Green' Flood Control Finds Support in Texas", by Tom Dart, City Lab – June 4, 2019
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"Misguided Editorialists Try to Raise the Beach House Bailout from the Dead", by Ray Lehmann, Insurance Journal – June 3, 2019
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" Why will FEMA spend as much in past 2 years as the previous 37? Here's how disaster aid works", Opinion Editorial, Brock Long, The Hill – June 3, 2019
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"East Coast More Vulnerable to Stronger Hurricanes Because of Climate Change, Study Finds", by Ron Brackett, Weather Channel – June 3, 2019
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