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NCA5 Companion Podcast: Our Choices for Our Future

Release Date: 11-14-2023

Episode 5 - Our Choices for Our Future

The Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) Companion Podcast is a limited series intended to introduce the report, showcase the perspectives of NCA5 authors and staff, and demonstrate how the Assessment can help inform decisions.

In this final episode of our series, we examine the evolution of climate science and look to the future. What opportunities does the NCA5 reveal, and what challenges can it help you overcome? How can people use the National Climate Assessments as they face future risks? We’ll discuss how the NCA can be a tool to address climate change and how you can be a part of a brighter, safer future.

Guests include:

  • Dave Reidmiller, Author, Northeast chapter;

  • Zeke Hausfather, Author, Climate Trends chapter;

  • Julian Reyes, Deputy Director for Climate Services at USGCRP;

  • Rebecca Dodder, federal Coordinating Lead Author, Mitigation chapter;

  • AR Siders, Author, Adaptation chapter; and

  • Michael Kuperberg, Executive Director of the US Global Change Research Program.

NCA5, which was released in fall 2023, is the US. Government’s preeminent report on climate change impacts, risks, and responses across the Nation. It is a congressionally mandated, interagency effort that brings together hundreds of experts from federal, state, and local governments, as well as the academic, non-profit, and private sectors.


Producers: Chris Avery, Allison Crimmins
Host: Allison Crimmins
Editing, Mixing, and Scoring: Mallory Hinks
Additional support: Allyza Lustig, Laurie Howell, Aaron Grade, and Michael Kuperberg
Music: AudioCoffee
Cover image: Chris Avery
Poetry: Ada Limón
Financial support: NSF

This podcast is produced by the US Global Change Research Program. The perspectives shared by the participants do not represent official positions of the United States Government. All rights reserved. 

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