The RRI Extreme Weather Community Resilience Project is a non-partisan source of information on the emergence of changing climate in the U.S. and internationally. We focus on the experiences of communities in the U.S. that are adapting to the increasing frequency of extreme weather. Where relevant, we explore weather and climate impacts in other nations to help clarify how the warming atmosphere may change physical, economic, political and cultural aspects of our world.
We are entering centuries of transition to new patterns of weather and climate that will be constantly evolving in different locations and over time. Some of those changes will create impacts that may be regionally or nationally unique. But we live in a world of interlocked economies, unstable nations, and population migrations. However remote they may appear, climate and weather disruptions in distant places can ripple outward to challenge the political and economic lives, and the security of communities in the U.S. and other nations.
Mitigation and adaptation to changes in both weather and climate have always been part of the human experience. Choosing not to adapt has never been an option. Our challenges during this future of uncertain weather and climate are solvable. Information about the experiences of others can help us set priorities and act more effectively to sustain the vibrant culture and economy of our nation.