The Rising: Facing the Existential Threat of Climate Upheaval
On Thursday, October 24th, Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center University Director Amy Snover will join other climate scientists, tribal representatives and journalists in discussing climate change and adaptation in the Northwest during a Crosscut Talks event on The Rising: Facing the Existential Threat of Climate Upheaval. This live event will be recorded for release as a podcast in December 2019.
The focus of this discussion is climate adaptation, sea-level rise, managed retreats and the social and cultural implications of these issues. Presenters will discuss the challenges facing coastal communities, ongoing efforts to adapt to those challenges, and what lessons society can take from Indigenous resilience efforts. This event will focus on issues in the Northwest, but will also include a broader conversation about this moment in environmental planning.
Michael Chang | Climate Adaptation Specialist, Makah Tribe
Amy Snover | Director, University of Washington Climate Impacts Group & University Director, Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center
Paul Chiyokten Wagner | Environmental Activist