Climate change is the mother of all disruptions. As the West Coast grapples with its impacts—from drought igniting wildfires, to sea level rise inundating coastal areas—how are communities and businesses adapting? Molly Wood, host of Marketplace’s ‘How We Survive,’ moderates a conversation with journalists from public radio stations in Seattle, Portland, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Southern California about the boldest and most thoughtful solutions coming from their regions.
What policies and emerging technologies may help us stem rising global temperatures and their most severe outcomes? What green solutions are poised to create the industry giants of the next decade? What innovations are enticing investors to fund climate change projects? How are communities, industry, the public sector working together—or at odds—to turn things around? The panel will address these regional concerns, along with audience questions, together as they explore the future of climate adaptation.
Sharon McNary, KPCC
Ezra David Romero, KQED
Tom Banse, KUOW
Jes Burns, OPB