Extreme Weather—Our Nation’s Response


Event Overview

The expert panel discussed trends in extreme weather over the past decade and the impact of more frequent and more complex weather events on national preparedness and on the United States' natural disaster response framework.

The discussion and questions from the audience were moderated by Phyllis Cuttino, director of the Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate.

Presentation by Dr. Richard W. Spinrad

Presentation by Major General Robert Livingston

Weather Road


Dr. Richard W. Spinrad
Chief Scientist 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Joseph L. Nimmich
Deputy Administrator
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Major General Robert Livingston
Adjutant Gen. of the Army 
South Carolina National Guard

Moderated by

Phyllis Cuttino
The Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate

With Remarks From

The Honorable John Warner
Senior Adviser 
The Pew Project on National Security, Energy, and Climate
Former U.S. Senator and Armed Services Committee Chairman

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