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Budgeting for Resilience: A Vital Step to Strengthen and Protect Our Communities

By Vicki Arroyo

This post was co-authored with Steve Winkelman, Director of Transportation and Adaptation programs at the Center for Clean Air Policy.

Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Unfortunately, that aptly describes the federal government’s fiscally short-sighted response to climate change and its impacts, such as more droughts, wildfires and severe storms.

There is one new reason for hope. President Obama’s newly introduced budget sets aside $1 billion for a Climate Resilience Fund. While the President’s budget faces some vehement congressional opponents, lawmakers can put their constituents’ well-being first by approving …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green