Podcast | Learning to live with climate change

Two climate adaptation experts discuss how Northwest communities can adjust to a new normal.

Three panelists discuss climate change before an audience in a darkened studio

Crosscut science and environment editor Ted Alvarez, left, asks an audience question to climate scientist Amy Snover, center, and climate adaptation specialist Michael Chang. (James Pitts for Crosscut)

The impacts of climate change are already here. From record-breaking hurricanes to fires and floods, some communities are already in crisis. People living on the coast are especially vulnerable. A number of tribal villages in Alaska and Washington state, for instance, have either already relocated or may soon need to. Millions are calling for policy solutions to reduce emissions and prevent the most egregious effects of climate change. But in the meantime, adaptation is a must. For this episode of the Crosscut Talks podcast, we invited climate scientist Amy Snover and climate adaptation specialist Michael Chang to discuss this new normal and the strategies we can learn from Native communities on the front lines. This episode was recorded at the KCTS 9 studios in Seattle on Oct. 24 as part of the Crosscut Talks Live series. 


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