Over at The Week I have a column previewing Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States. Among the issues on the agenda for his meeting with President Obama is climate change and India’s clean energy future. I argue in the piece that an important part of that should be a discussion of climate resilience—protecting people and infrastructure from the effects of extreme variations in weather and the prospect of more costly and frequent disasters:

The consensus among the community of scientists studying climate change is that severe weather will occur more frequently and with less predictability over the course of the next century. The catastrophes arising from this vulnerability will challenge not only developing countries like India, but established ones like the United States. Modi's visit to the U.S could mark the beginning of a sustained bilateral response to that threat.

Read the full piece at The Week

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