Climate Change Adaptation by Federal Agencies: An Analysis of Plans and Issues for Congress

The U.S. Congressional Research Service

Overview: The Congressional Research Service is the public policy research agency within the U.S. Congress.

How to Use This Resource: This report reviews federal agencies and their plans to adapt their infrastructure and operations to future climate change.

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Introduction to Storm Surge

U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Overview: The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is a federal agency dedicated to the preservation of oceans and the atmosphere.

How to Use This Resource: Storm surge is an abnormal rise of water generated by a storm. And as climate change intensifies the power of tropical storms, storm surge will become one of the greatest challenges facing coastal cities. This fact sheet explains the science behind the surge.

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