Obama’s budget seeks defenses against climate-fueled extreme weather

“Planning by these communities will be supported by a broader Administration commitment to help communities improve their resilience through direct technical assistance, provision of useful data and tools on projected impacts, and support for planning,” the budget plan states.

Part of the effort is housed at the Environmental Protection Agency.

“To help prepare the Nation for climate change impacts that cannot be avoided, EPA programs will also support local community efforts to improve resilience to extreme weather and other climate change impacts,” a summary of the EPA budget plan states.

Hurricane Sandy, as well as bad droughts, heatwaves and other extreme weather in recent years are prompting increasing calls for beefed-up planning for climate change.