Episode 1: The Fifth National Climate Assessment
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 our first episode, we’ll hear from the leadership of the National Climate Assessment: NCA5 Director Allison Crimmins and NCA Chief of Staff Chris Avery. They discuss what NCA5 is, where it came from, and how you use it. We’ll also hear from two NCA5 authors, Kate Marvel and Adam Parris, about how climate science is relevant to our daily lives and how this report connects to the lived experience of people across the country.
NCA5, which was released in fall 2023, is the US. Government’s preeminent report on climate change impacts, risks, and adaptation 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
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.