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ASP Chair of the Business Council, Dante Disparte, In Huffington Post On The Importance of Climate Resilience

ASP Chair of the Business Council, Dante Disparte, In Huffington Post On The Importance of Climate Resilience

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On August 29th, 2017, ASP Chair of the Business Council, Dante Disparte, authored an article for the Huffington Post on the costly lessons being taught by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and the Gulf Coast region. In the article, Disparte highlights how vulnerable American cities and communities are to extreme weather as a result of climate change, pointing out that “in Harvey’s case, the fact that the storm system stalled over Houston dropping a biblical level of water over the flood-prone region has imperiled a major American city, grinding its citizens, commerce and local government to a halt.”

Disparte goes on to emphasize that building a resilience to these kinds of events is vital to US national security and economic prosperity. The fact that disasters such as Harvey have occurred “all at a time when the U.S. has abandoned its seat at the climate change table” has not helped the situation. While Americans of all backgrounds have come together to respond to this disaster, Disparte points out that climate resilience must be moved to the top of the priorities list to minimize the risk more scenes like we have seen out of Houston occurring in the near future.

Read “Hurricane Harvey: When Rain Bombs Go Nuclear” in its entirety in the Huffington Post.