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Taking Climate Change by Storm: Theorizing Global and Local Policy-Making in Response to Extreme Weather Events

Topics: Homeland Security Theory Policy and Practice,

This report operates on the assertion that scientific knowledge is best at predicting extreme weather events at a global scale rather than a more local one, yet resilience through policy interventions tend to be easier to create and to implement at a more local scale, rather than a global one. It theorizes that collective action problems are a large factor in why political leaders are often least effective where science is most effective. As a result, it analyzes literature from the sciences, law, and policy in an attempt to guide the scientific community toward work that is most relevant and easily utilized by policymakers. Conversely, it provides policymakers with several best practices to overcome the aforementioned conundrum.

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