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The website explains: "A sharp increase in extreme weather events driven by climate change is costing us billions and testing our city and county governments, who serve as the first responders during disasters. We must do more to prepare and protect America’s communities—and we can do more."
The group encourages," Mayors and county leaders: Sign the Resilient Communities for America Agreement and showcase your leadership and commitment to creating more resilient cities, towns, and counties. Join the new movement of resilient cities and counties that are taking smart steps to prepare for climate change and energy challenges, and turning adversity into economic opportunity."