Major

Emergency Management and Homeland Security

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Graduation

Spring 2019

Abstract

This project will provide a basic overview of hazards, a scientific overview of climate change, examine evidence used to document climate change, investigate how the public and private sectors are impacted by climate change, and determine if states are preparing for this hazard. Sources such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Weather Service (NWS), and Climate Impact Lab will be consulted to determine if it would be beneficial to implement changes to prepare for the worsening effects of climate change. The methodology for this project will include quantitative climate data for temperature extremes and trends, hurricanes, and droughts. In order to further these findings to tie into why climate change should be considered in preparedness planning for both the public and private sector, additional quantification of factors regarding agricultural impacts, threats to public health, and direct effects on the military related to economic loss will be further explained. This project will provide an opportunity to investigate more of what can be done to prepare and combat climate change to lessen the effects on industry in the future if preparedness plans are indeed adopted for climate change as a hazard.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Robert Schwartz

First Reader

Dr. Stacy Willett

Second Reader

Dr. Terrence O'Sullivan

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