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Climate Change is Here, Now What?

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Climate Change is Here, Now What?

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Dr. Bruce Stein, Host

Chief Scientist

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Patty Glick

Senior Scientist, Climate Adaptation

Shannon Heyck-Williams
Shannon Heyck-Williams

Senior Director, Climate and Energy Policy


From the oppressive heat waves and water shortages in the West to historic cold snaps and furious storms across Texas and the East Coast, the telltale signs of a rapidly changing climate are no longer off in the future but are already happening. So now what? Dr. Bruce Stein hosted a conversation with two of the Federation’s climate experts, Patty Glick and Shannon Heyck-Williams, to discover what we can do on both the climate mitigation and adaptation fronts, and how scientists and experts are employing these approaches to protect both wildlife and people in our warming world.

Recorded November 3, 2021.


Interested in learning more?

Explore the resources referenced during this webcast in more detail:

• Our updated Unnatural Disasters map reports nearly 200 new examples of climate-fueled extreme weather events in the United States — illustrating how disasters such as hurricanes, floods, wildfires, algal outbreaks, droughts & heatwaves have a highly concerning impact on communities & wildlife.
• The Natural Climate Solutions Policy Platform lays out the National Wildlife Federation’s federal policy recommendations to swiftly scale up natural climate solutions, for both climate mitigation and climate resilience.
• The Federation’s climate experts have developed guidance for government agencies and the general public over the course of the last 20 years, including those mentioned on this webcast:
    o Planning for a Changing Climate: Climate-Smart Planning and Management in the National Parks Service (2021)
    o Commander’s Guide to Climate Adaptation for DoD Natural Resource Managers (2020)
    o Climate-Smart Conversation: Putting Adaptation Principles into Practice (2014)
    o The Gardener’s Guide to Global Warming: Challenges and Solutions (2007)
    o The Birdwatcher’s Guide to Global Warming (2002)

To reference additional Federation guides and reports click here.

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