FEMA's Strategic Plan omits “Climate Change”

Mar 19, 2018, 7:12 AM EDT
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The latest four-year strategic plan released by America’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is being frowned upon for dropping the terms such as “climate change” and “sea level rise,” an omission that falls in line with U.S. President Donald Trump’s failure to admit climate change as a real issue.

The new document replaces phrases of the Obama-era version with expressions like “rising natural hazard risk” and “pre-disaster mitigation,” without mentioning the root causes of these threats, notes EcoWatch.

Despite Trump’s skeptical rhetoric over climate change, State Department envoys, federal agencies, and government scientists continue to actively participate in international projects aimed at combating climate change, writes Reuters.