Tell FEMA: Climate change is real!

May 2, 2018

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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.

The AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) drafted this letter to FEMA for architecture firms to sign. Please sign this letter on behalf of your firm urging FEMA to retain language related to climate change in their strategic plan.
Last year was the costliest year ever for weather disasters – now is the time to act. Please sign the letter to FEMA on behalf of your firm or bring it to the attention of a firm leader today.


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One response to “Tell FEMA: Climate change is real!”

  1. R.D says:


    I disagree with your notion regarding global warming/climate change, I think it is a climate cycle, mostly political and a form of taxation.
    I’m afraid to post my opinion for the possibility of being targeted, probably I’m not along.
    How can you ask people to speak om behalf of their firm if not every one agrees.



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