Tagged: extreme

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American Extremism: White Supremacists

The Counter Extremism Project‘s (CEP) report on White Supremacy Groups in the United States is an expansive list of the different types of racial elitist groups operating in the U.S. since the inception of the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) in 1865. The report identifies 199 known white supremacist groups, separated...

Mega-Droughts, Super-Storms, and Civil Unrest: Buckling Down for the Impacts of Climate Change

Mega-droughts, floods, and super-storms are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to climate-change-driven events, and the US Defense Department fears that the United States’ infrastructure isn’t prepared to take the damage. Preparation for, rather than prevention of, disasters may soon be the name of the game for...

U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather

In a new report, the U.S. Department of Energy predicts that disruptions to the nation’s energy supply will continue to worsen due to the continuing effects of climate change and extreme weather. The report highlights three major climate trends that have great impacts on the energy sector: 1. Increasing air...

Mayor Bloomberg’s New Plan to Protect New York City from Future Disasters

On June 11, mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, released a new report on the city’s long-term plans for reconstruction following super storm Sandy and for protecting itself from similar devastating natural disasters. The 439-page report, “A Stronger, More Resilient New York,” asserts that extreme weather, like Sandy, is...

NOAA Hosts Hurricane Preparedness Week

From May 26 – June 1, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service will host their annual Hurricane Preparedness Week. The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season is forecast to be more severe than normal, and the Hurricane Preparedness Week website will have valuable information on how...

Tornado Response Resources for Families, Teachers, and Emergency Responders

Yesterday, May 20, 2013, a massive tornado devastated the town of Moore, Oklahoma. In light of the recent extreme weather event/s, and as we come closer to the 2013 hurricane season, the HSDL would like to highlight The National Child Traumatic Stress Network’s (NCTSN) resources for those impacted by tornadoes....

Scientist Examine the Impact of Climate Change on U.S. National Security

A new report from Harvard University’s Center for the Environment titled “Climate Extremes: Recent Trends with Implications for National Security” identifies security risks from extreme weather and climate change. The increasing number of extreme weather events such as, floods, drought, heat waves, and severe storms spurs scientist to draw a...

Are You Ready for the Frankenstorm?

Hurricane Sandy is a category-1 storm that is estimated to bring “life-threatening flooding to the US mid-Atlantic coast and hurricane-force winds from Virginia to Massachusetts, Monday evening and into Tuesday.” The storm has been gaining more strength, with winds of over 90 miles per hour, and conditions are anticipated to...

New Report Says Global Warming to Bring More Extreme Weather

The report “In the Path of the Storm: Global Warming, Extreme Weather, and the Impacts of Weather-Related Disasters in the United States” from the Environment America Research & Policy Center found that 4 out of 5 Americans have been directly impacted by weather disasters. The report “examined county-level weather-related disaster...