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NCA5 Companion Podcast: Road Trip!

Release Date: 11-14-2023

Episode 3 - Road Trip!

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.

We’re taking a classic American road trip, with a modern virtual twist! In this episode, travel across the country with NCA5 Director Allison Crimmins to some of the geographic regions highlighted in NCA5. You’ll hear from NCA5 authors along the way about the impacts of climate change on their own regions, what makes their regions unique, and some of the things their communities care about most. 

Guests include:

  • Michael Chang, Chapter Lead, Northwest chapter;

  • Alyssa Quintyne, Author, Alaska chapter;

  • Aaron Wilson, Chapter Lead, Midwest chapter; 

  • Jeremy Hoffman, Chapter Lead, Southeast chapter;

  • Isabel Rivera-Collazo, Author, U.S. Caribbean chapter; and 

  • Abby Frazier, Chapter Lead, Hawai’i and U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands chapter.

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
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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