FEMA Administrator Says Climate Change Impacts Are ‘the Crisis of Our Generation’

‘These impacts that we’re seeing from climate change, and we have to act now to try to protect against the future risks that we’re going to face’

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CRISWELL: “You know, we are definitely beginning to see the impacts of climate change. This storm in particular, it intensified so rapidly in the Atlantic or in the Gulf that emergency managers, emergency responders had even a shorter time to warn the public and help get them out of harm's way. And we're also seeing, as this storm and some of the other weather events that we've seen, they're just intensifying very rapidly and dropping a large amount of rain and tornadoes. This is the crisis of our generation, these impacts that we're seeing from climate change, and we have to act now to try to protect against the future risks that we're going to face.”

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