Director Amber Pairis Shares Climate Hope on “Come Rain or Shine Podcast”

How is Climate Hope defined, and what is its significance? Hear from Dr. Amber Pairis, Executive Director of the Climate Science Alliance, and Ann Marie Chischilly, Executive Director of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, in the featured “Come Rain or Shine” Podcast episode - to learn how they define Climate Hope, and how it shapes their view of the future.



Organizers of the Come Rain or Shine Podcast invited Dr. Amber Pairis, Executive Director of the Climate Science Alliance, and Ann Marie Chischilly, Executive Director of the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals, onto the Podcast in their most recent episode, “Climate Hope”. Come Rain or Shine is a podcast produced by the SW Climate Adaptation Science Center and the USDA Southwest Climate Hub. Each month, they highlight stories that share the most recent advances in climate science, weather, and climate adaptation and innovative practices to support resilient landscapes and communities.


Facilitated by Podcast hosts Sarah LeRoy and Emile Elias, Pairis and Chischilly shared their personal definitions of climate hope, the significance it played in 2020, and how climate hope extends into the New Year and beyond.


The discussion was sparked with Pairis and Chischilly sharing what climate hope means to them. Pairis shared her perspective on the significance of climate hope in saying,

“We know that fear doesn’t work. Fear can be powerful, but it can also be paralyzing. And I think that that's part of why this emergence of this concept of climate hope is so important. [We] have to find those things that keep you going, and you find those things that also connect you to others so that we move forward together.”



In closing of the discussion, LeRoy posed the question of what gives you hope as you look towards 2021 regarding climate change. For Pairis, it all comes back to, “strong relationships that have weathered the challenges of 2020, the lessons we've learned about how we treat each other, and how we work together collaboratively moving forward.” And that is exactly what the team at Climate Science Alliance intends to do.


We encourage you to listen to the full “Climate Hope” episode by visiting the following link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1136681/7152316

The Climate Science Alliance is grateful for the ongoing relationship and collaborative efforts of the Institute of Tribal Environmental Professionals and its team, and of the many other contributing partners within our network.