Mobilizing America: Rising to the Climate Challenge
Climate catastrophe is on the horizon, and history will judge us for how we rise to meet this challenge. We have seen this problem evolve from a theory to a reality to, now, an emergency. Climate change impacts not only our coasts, but also farmers, small businesses, homes, and towns across the country. Communities from Pacific Junction, Iowa to Conway, South Carolina already feel the effects of extreme weather and changing rainfall patterns. In South Bend, Mayor Pete had to activate the city’s emergency operations center for 1,000-year and 500-year floods that came less than two years apart.