Addressing Climate Change Impacts through Disaster Planning

Type: 
Disaster Resources
Year Published: 
2015
Organization: 
APA Washington Chapter
Description: 

The socio-economic impacts of climate change continue to grow incrementally with each event. Higher temperatures, changing landscapes, rising seas, increased risk of drought, fire and flood, stronger storms with greater storm damage, increased heat related illness and disease and higher economic losses are all directly related to climate change. Disaster preparedness will not prevent the effects of climate change, but can drastically reduce the impacts upon people and community.