What Next: TBD

Can FEMA Keep Up With Climate Change?

Does the agency need to rethink disaster aid?


Episode Notes

Climate change is causing unprecedented severe weather. Is the agency prepared for it to get worse?

Guest: Craig Fugate and Ashley Nerbovig

Host: Lizzie O’Leary

For more on managed retreat and how we can respond to rising waters, read this series from Future Tense and New America’s Future of Land and Housing program.


About the Show

Every Friday and Sunday, Slate’s popular daily news podcast What Next brings you TBD, a clear-eyed look into the future. From fake news to fake meat, algorithms to augmented reality, Lizzie O’Leary is your guide to the tech industry and the world it’s creating for us to live in.

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  • Lizzie O’Leary is the host of What Next: TBD, Slate’s show about technology, power, and the future. Previously, she created and hosted Marketplace Weekend. She has reported for CNN, Bloomberg News, and the New York Times Magazine, among others. She is also a contributing writer at the Atlantic.