May 2, 2018
Recently, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) removed the reference to “climate change” from their strategic plan. This is especially troubling considering that FEMA is responsible for coordinating the government’s disaster response. Removal of this key terminology promotes an “alternate reality” and a perception that climate change is not responsible for the increase in many of our natural disasters.
As architects and design professionals, we recognize that climate change is a real threat. It cannot be ignored and therefore, we must act to make our voice heard on this issue.
By AIANJ | Posted in AIA-NJ News, Disaster Response, Emerging Professionals, Environment, Legislative & Government Affairs, NJ Architect Newsletter | Tagged: #COTE, Climate Change, COTE, FEMA | Comments (1)
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