The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Unprecedented Natural Disasters in a Time of Climate Change: A Governors Roundtable

Episode Summary

Hammered by unprecedented natural disasters, parts of the United States have coped with raging wildfires, catastrophic hurricanes, dangerous heat levels, blizzards and floods. In addition, climate change has introduced new risks and exacerbated existing problems, according to the National Climate Assessment. This Forum event convened a dynamic panel of former governors, who will share their unique insights into the challenges of leadership and natural disasters. What does it take to prepare, respond and rebuild? What roles do the public, local and state officials and emergency responders play? What is the intersection between economies and disasters? And what climate change considerations need to be understood? This Forum event was presented jointly with Reuters on November 14, 2019. Watch the entire series: