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The Big Story

Aug 31, 2021

Heat is killing us—and the economy too

By Kathy Baughman McLeod

Most people know the knock-on effects of global warming by now: rising sea levels, mass extinction of plants and wildlife, worsening floods, fires, and hurricanes. But heat itself is too often overlooked as a destructive force in its own right.

Climate Change & Climate Action Resilience

EnergySource

Apr 19, 2021

Rapid response: Secretary Blinken’s April speech on climate

By Kathy Baughman McLeod, Randolph Bell, Reed Blakemore, Margaret Jackson

On April 19, 2021, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken delivered a keynote address on climate action in advance of President Biden’s Earth Day Leaders Summit on Climate. Experts from the Atlantic Council evaluate what his comments portend for future executive action on climate and clean energy policy.

Energy & Environment Energy Transitions

Press and members call

Mar 4, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: The global, domestic, and local impacts of the coronavirus on economies, risk, and communities

As the coronavirus continues to infect patients at a rapid rate, global markets have been jolted and local communities are being forced to take extraordinary measures to limit the spread of the virus. What is the latest on the US response? How will China’s economy—the world’s second largest—be impacted in the short- and long-term? What do businesses need to be thinking about as they confront a possible pandemic? And how are local communities in the US preparing? Thomas Bossert, Leland Miller, Chris Snider, James Murley, and Kathy Baughman McLeod​​​​​​​ unpack the latest on the response to the coronavirus and its deepening impacts.

Coronavirus

Blog Post

Jan 21, 2020

“Go forth and set the world on fire”

By Kathy Baughman McLeod

As the world rages around the raging fires, I have to wonder: Is this the moment where we will finally see the forest for the trees? Why are we continuing to look into a crystal ball, as if the climate crisis is somehow our future, when it’s so glaringly clear that it is our present?

Australia Climate Change & Climate Action

Event Recap

Nov 16, 2018

Waiting for Eden Book Celebration & Launch of the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience Bookshelf

By Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience

On November 16th, the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience launched its Resilience Bookshelf, which highlights prescient, compelling, and thought-provoking stories in which resilience is a central theme. Individual resilience lies at the heart of all the Bookshelf’s content, providing lessons for how to translate the concept of resilience into action against the range of major, […]

Event Recap

Sep 18, 2018

SURGING SHORES – Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience Tabletop Discussion

By Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience

On September 18th, the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience convened a private, senior-level tabletop exercise in Newport, Rhode Island, to explore ways of better building resilience into our systems before the next disruption. The discussion, entitled SURGING SHORES and enabled by a simulation tool developed by Dutch digital infrastructure modeling company SIM-CI, elicited from participants […]

Event Recap

Jul 17, 2018

Ready and Resilient: A Discussion with FEMA Deputy Administrator for Resilience Dr. Daniel Kaniewski

By Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience

On July 17, the Adrienne Arsht Center for Resilience hosted Dr. Daniel Kaniewski, deputy administrator for resilience at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), for a public event to discuss FEMA’s response to the 2017 hurricane season, its four-year strategic plan, and its new FEMA Resilience organization – a major new initiative aimed at better […]

EnergySource

Feb 5, 2018

Our take on Donald Trump’s first State of the Union

US President Donald J. Trump delivered his first State of the Union in Washington on January 30, 2018. Read the address here. Trump touched on a diverse set of topics. We asked our analysts their thoughts on what the president had to say. Here is their take: ON THE SPEECH Trump said: “As we rebuild […]

Afghanistan Climate Change & Climate Action

In the News

Dec 13, 2017

Wormuth Testifies Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee on “Using Force: Strategic, Political, and Legal Considerations”

By Christine Wormuth

Read the full testimony here.

9/11 – Twenty years on

Sep 5, 2017

Smarter Faster: The power of resilience after 9/11