Come have lunch each week with young researchers from EPIC at this interdisciplinary lunch and learn series. This week will feature Liana Lan.



Climate Change is a National Security Risk. Since 1980, the United States has endured 376 billion-dollar disasters, accumulating costs exceeding $2.660 trillion. The susceptibility to climate hazards poses investment risks through costly physical damage, depreciation of productivity and capital, supply chain disruptions, reduced tax basis due to migration, increased insurance rates, and a general rise in uncertainty. In response to the material risks of climate change on top-line revenue, bottom-line profit, and communities, both shareholders and stakeholders, plus regulators, seek greater transparency and action. The latest HIP Investor Climate Threat Resilience Ratings (2024) integrate data-driven realities of hazard risk, ecological resilience, social vulnerability, mitigation efficiency, and state government readiness – to analyze and rate future investment risks and location-based resiliency.