President Barack Obama visited National Hurricane Center in Miami, Florida, on Thursday, May 28, for an update on preparations for the upcoming hurricane season. At the event, President Obama emphasized the importance of making communities more resilient to a changing climate. The President specifically mentioned the Climate Resilience Toolkit, a key part of the Climate Action Plan, in his remarks:
“Miami, for example, already has to spend hundreds of millions of dollars just to adapt its water system to the more frequent flooding that it’s already experiencing from rising seas. That’s why I put forward America’s first Climate Action Plan two years ago. I called for a climate resilience toolkit to help families and business owners in communities plan for the impacts of a changing climate, and that toolkit is now online at Toolkit.climate.gov.”
The Toolkit, developed by a partnership of federal agencies and organizations and led by NOAA’s Climate Program Office, is a vital resource for decision-makers looking to take action and boost their climate resilience.
A full transcript of the President’s remarks at the Annual Hurricane Season Outlook and Preparedness Briefing is available online.