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NCA5 Companion Podcast: What’s at Risk?

Release Date: 11-14-2023

Episode 4 - What’s at Risk?

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.

From health and economics to food and the built environment, climate change has the potential to affect everything about our lives. In this episode, we discuss with authors of the Fifth National Climate Assessment (NCA5) what the science reveals about some of the most important climate-related risks facing the United States. 

Guests include:

  • Virginia Jin, Author, Agriculture, Food Systems, and Rural Communities chapter;

  • Emile Elias, Federal Coordinating Lead Author, Southwest chapter;

  • Eric Chu, Chapter Lead, Built Environment chapter;

  • Kacey Ernst, Author, Human Health chapter and Lead, Focus on Covid-19 Box;

  • Julie Maldonado; Author, Human Health chapter;

  • Simon Greenhill; Chapter Lead, Economics chapter;

  • Ariela Zycherman, Agency Chapter Lead, Social Systems and Justice chapter; and

  • Adrienne Hollis, Author, Mitigation 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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