US disaster aid must be overhauled to deal with climate threats, insurers warn

ClimateWire: A coalition of insurance companies and environmental organizations is calling for a "complete overhaul" of the nation's disaster policies, which it says encourage dangerous development and wasteful spending after catastrophes strike. The SmarterSafer coalition urges policymakers in a 21-page report released today to increase pre-disaster spending on mitigation efforts, like raising homes and restoring oyster beds, to tackle climbing losses from floods and other perils exacerbated by climate change.......

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