Weathering the Storm: Mayors of Houston, Miami and Columbia

2017 brought a raft of extreme weather disasters costing the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars in damages, including hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. And those are just the ones with names – other areas of the country were hit by floods, fires and drought. How do we fight back? The mayors of three cities on the frontline of climate change – Houston, Miami, and Columbia, South Carolina - discuss what their cities are doing to recover, rebuild and prepare for the next mega storm. Steve Benjamin, Mayor, Columbia, South Carolina Francis Suarez, Mayor, Miami, Florida Sylvester Turner, Mayor, Houston, Texas This program was recorded at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

by Climate One