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Climate change: how can we prepare U.S. homes for extreme weather?

Firefighters extinguish spot fires along Route 89 Dixie Fire in Moccasin, now over 200,000 acres, California, U.S., July 28, 2021

'Human-caused climate change will make extreme weather events more frequent and more damaging in the coming decades.' Image: REUTERS/David Swanson

Drew DeSilver
Senior Writer, Pew Research Center
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The state of flood insurance coverage in the U.S. Image: Pew Research Center
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Some regions have less air conditioning than others. Image: Pew Research Center

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Backup power supply is determined by income. Image: Visual Capitalist

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