The Federal Reserve - America's central bank, responsible for managing the nation's money supply - announced last week that it has joined a network of institutions dedicated to preparing the financial system for climate change.
The Federal Reserve is readying its $600 billion Main Street Lending Program after making changes last week to expand the scope of the new program by increasing the amount of eligible businesses and lowering the minimum loan size.
As the effects of climate change grow increasingly evident across the world, Federal Reserve officials are signaling fresh concerns about the dangers that extreme weather poses to the economy and to the financial system.
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