— James Lee Witt, former director of FEMA, on the immanent effects of climate change. Read what he says about how to adapt at Utne.com.
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"I’m very concerned. Last summer, we had drought in 14 states and that will affect the meat market because farmers depend on grain. These weather-related incidents are going to change a lot of the markets because costs will increase. Responding to and recovering from events is costing more. We have to look at our infrastructure, to be more resilient, because it could be devastating when disaster strikes."
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