Published annually since 1972, the Historic Documents series has made primary source research easy by presenting excerpts from documents on the important events of each year for the United States and the World. Each volume pairs 60 to 70 original background narratives with over 100 documents to chronicle the major events. Various records may include:  • official reports  • surveys  • speeches from leaders and opinion makers  • court cases  • legislation  • testimony  • and much more Historic Documents is renowned for the well-written and informative background, history, and context it provides for each document. Organized chronologically, each volume covers the same wide range of topics:  • business  • the economy and labor  • energy, environment, science, technology, and transportation  • government and politics  • health and social services  • international affairs  • national security and terrorism  • rights and justice Each volume begins with an insightful essay that sets the year’s events in context, and each document or group of documents include:  • a comprehensive introduction  • background information on the event  • full-source citations  • easy access to material  • detailed and thematic table of contents  • references to related coverage  • documents from the last ten editions of the series

Chapter : U.S. and International Officials Respond to Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change : June 10, July 2, September 22, December 11 and 15, 2019

U.S. and International Officials Respond to Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change : June 10, July 2, September 22, December 11 and 15, 2019

U.S. and International Officials Respond to Extreme Weather Events and Climate Change
Heather Kerrigan

Throughout much of 2019, the midwestern and southeastern United States experienced historic flooding that devastated communities, destroyed infrastructure, and hampered agricultural productivity, while in Europe, a deadly heatwave took hold, with many countries seeing triple-digit temperatures. Climate change experts warned that as global temperatures continue to rise, these extreme weather events will become more common unless nations can significantly limit greenhouse gas emissions. In December, world leaders came together at the annual United Nations Climate Change Summit, the twenty-fifth meeting of the Conference of ...

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