Carolyn Kousky

executive director of the Wharton Risk Center at the University of Pennsylvania

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California is stuck in a years-long drought, and now big changes are coming to the way the federal government helps people insure their homes against flooding.

Climate change will affect Californians’ flood insurance costs, as US government reassess its program

California is stuck in a years-long drought, and now big changes are coming to the way the federal government helps people insure their homes against flooding.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

In Redding, California, firefighters are still battling the large Mountain Fire that broke out late Thursday morning.

With global warming comes more disasters, and insurance companies are pulling out of risky areas

In Redding, California, firefighters are still battling the large Mountain Fire that broke out late Thursday morning.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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