Report Forecasts Surge in Extreme Weather Events, Underscores Need for Climate-Forward Infrastructure Solutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Without swift action to curb emissions, climate change will continue to fuel the extreme weather events devastating people and wildlife alike, according to a new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The report’s key finding — that climate impacts in every part of the world, including every region of the United States, are now widespread and severe — is a clarion call for Congress to prioritize climate resilience and natural climate solutions.

“We are living through exactly what the climate models predicted: more frequent and more intense extreme storms, floods, wildfires, drought, and heat waves that threaten lives, livelihoods, and communities. This report drives home the reality that there is absolutely no time to waste. We desperately need to invest in zero-emission 21st-century infrastructure, while bolstering the resilience of communities across the country,” said Collin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation. “As Congress finalizes its infrastructure plans, we urge bold investments in clean energy, advanced transportation, natural climate solutions, restoration and resilience, and sustainable agriculture.”


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