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NCA5 Companion Podcast: Taking Action

Release Date: 11-14-2023

Episode 2: Taking Action

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.

Many communities across the country are already addressing the impacts of climate change. In this episode, we hear from several authors of the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) about innovations in mitigation, adaptation, and resilience and lessons learned from those communities taking action. 

Guests include:

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

  • Emily Wasley, Chapter Lead, Adaptation chapter;

  • Jess Whitehead, Chapter Lead, Northeast chapter; and

  • Tischa Muñoz-Erikson, Author, Built Environment 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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