Several experts on climate and resilience talk about the role of government. “Viewed correctly, sensible safeguards are part of freedom, not a retreat from it.'
Many such experts say the disasters in the sprawling suburban and
petro-industrial landscape around Houston and along the crowded coasts
of Florida reinforce the urgent idea that resilient infrastructure is
needed more than ever, particularly as human-driven climate change helps
drive extreme weather.
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