Alice Hill served at the White House as Special Assistant to President Barack Obama and Senior Director for Resilience Policy on the National Security Council. As a member of Obama's climate team, Hill led the creation of national policy regarding catastrophic risk, including the impacts of climate change. Hill previously served as Senior Counselor to the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, as an ex-officio member of the Third National Climate Assessment, a supervising judge in California, and as chief of the white-collar crime unit in the Los Angeles US Attorney's Office. Leonardo Martinez-Diaz is Director of the Sustainable Finance Center at the World Resources Institute, where he leads the Center's work to help drive finance into activities that promote sustainability and combat climate change. During the Obama Administration, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy and Environment at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, representing the United States in international climate negotiations and multilateral bodies. He is the author of Globalizing in Hard Times: The Politics of Banking-Sector Opening in the Emerging World (Cornell, 2009) and co-editor, with Ngaire Woods, of Networks of Influence? Developing Countries in a Networked Global Order (Oxford University Press, 2009).
As we race to awaken conscience and countries to meet an existential challenge, building resilience is an urgent and underappreciated part of the fight against global climate change. This timely and important book, by deeply knowledgeable veterans of that fight, offers practical ideas and lessons on how to do it and each story underscores a reality with which the world must reckon now --Former Secretary of State John Kerry Climate change is real and Building a Resilient Tomorrow illustrates what it looks like and what we can do about it by building up resilience, even while we work to cut emissions. This is exactly the kind of honesty and sobriety that is needed to confront this unique challenge and to build consensus in favor of viable solutions. --Former Congressman CARLOS CURBELO, South Florida One aspect of solving the climate crisis is preparation for the calamities ahead that emissions have already set in motion. Alice Hill sees critical dimensions of the resiliency imperative, and with Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, has written an important book. --U.S. Senator SHELDON WHITEHOUSE (D), Rhode Island This is an essential guide for policymakers at all levels. All of us who exist on this warming planet should heed its warnings about the need to incorpoate resilience into our community planning, beginning today. --JANET NAPOLITANO, President, University of California At a time when volatility and change are the only certainties, we must find ways to build resilience. This important book, focused on the United States but informed by global insights, tackles the central challenge of climate resilience. --ADRIENNE ARSHT, Executive Vice Chair, Atlantic Council Climate Change is no longer far-off hypothetical-the time for solutions is now. This book offers a comprehensive, yet fine-grained guide to help all of us better face the forthcoming climate disruption. --CRAIG FUGATE, Former FEMA Administrator Building a Resilient Tomorrow is an important, unique, and useful guide for learning how to build in resilience and cope with the real and increasing impacts of climate change. --Former Secretary of State GEORGE P. SHULTZ