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November 1, 2012

Climate Change
How Likely Was Hurricane Sandy?

As the public debate over Hurricane Sandy turns in part from the immediate impacts of the storm to its possible links to climate change, a new theme is emerging: Sandy is not just part of a new norma…

How Likely Was Hurricane Sandy?

October 30, 2012

Corporate Governance
Hurricane Sandy: A Lesson in Why Governments Really Matter

Grover Norquist, the anti-tax crusader, has famously said that he has no wish to eliminate government, but only to “shrink it to the size where we can drown it in a bathtub.” Americans up and down th…

Emergency personnel help a resident onto a boat after rescuing her from flood waters brought on by Hurricane Sandy in Little Ferry, New Jersey on October 30, 2012 (Adam Hunger/Courtesy Reuters).

May 9, 2018

Women and Economic Growth
Gender-Based Violence and the Economy: A Conversation with World Bank Group General Counsel Sandie Okoro

Since becoming the World Bank Group General Counsel, Sandie Okoro has supported the World Bank’s initiative to address gender-based violence as part and parcel of economic development.

CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow Catherine Powell with World Bank General Counsel Sandie Okoro.

November 5, 2012

Disasters
Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: Three Things to Know

As the recovery from hurricane Sandy gets under way, CFR’s Michael A. Levi highlights three policy takeaways from the storm.

October 31, 2012

Climate Change
Hurricane Sandy: Is There Anything We Can Do About Climate Change Soon?

The East Coast is slowly returning to normal life after Hurricane Sandy – and pundits, scientists, and journalists are quickly diving into a debate over what the storm says about climate change. I ha…

Hurricane Sandy: Is There Anything We Can Do About Climate Change Soon?

November 2, 2012

Politics and Government
The World Next Week: Hurricane Sandy Revives Climate Change Talk, Americans Vote for President, and China Appoints New Leaders

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy; next week’s presidential election; and China’s change in leadership. [audio: http://www.cfr.org/conte…

An American flag stands on top of the devastated Rockaway beach boardwalk in Queens after Hurricane Sandy (Shannon Stapleton/ Courtesy Reuters).

November 6, 2019

United States
CFR Fellows’ Book Launch Guest Event: Building A Resilient Tomorrow

Alice C. Hill and Leonardo Martinez-Diaz discuss their new book, Building A Resilient Tomorrow: How To Prepare For The Coming Climate Disruption. Decision-makers at all levels of government and busin…

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October 2, 2018

Nigeria
Nigerian and U.S. Flooding Similar, Linked to Climate Change

Nigerians fear that flooding in October 2018 could be as bad as or worse than it was in 2012, when two million Nigerians were displaced and 363 died. In 2015, floods displaced 100,000 and led to 53 deaths. In 2016, 92,000 were displaced 38 died. In 2017, floods affected 250,000. 

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August 15, 2018

Disasters
U.S. Disaster Relief at Home and Abroad

The U.S. government responds to scores of disasters each year, coordinating closely with state, local, and foreign partners. However, more frequent and severe storms, fires, and floods are straining …

Loren Elliott/Reuters

September 24, 2019

Climate Change
Climate Change: Global Approaches to Adaptation

Following the United Nation’s 2019 Climate Action Summit, panelists discuss the actions cities and countries can take to strengthen climate resilience.

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