In Our Backyard Podcast: Southern California Polar Bear

Climate Science Alliance team members Alex Warneke and Audrey Carver recently spoke with Warren Olney from KCRW for a new climate series called In Our Backyard. Tune in today!


Artwork by Climate Science Alliance Affiliated Artist: Audrey Carver


Climate change is a big, global problem. But, in Southern California the impacts are unique. We’ve got megacities, coastlines, mountains, deserts, and forests - not to mention the diverse communities throughout. In Our Backyard is a six-part series from Warren Olney that explores how this region is changing and how we can respond. From pollution and heat on urban communities, increasing wildfire evacuations, property damage on the coast, and ecosystem collapse in our desert, this series surveys some of the most pressing issues we face. And it highlights stories of people around the region who are trying to stem the effects...now and in the coming decades.


For the first episode, Southern California Polar Bear, Climate Science Alliance team members Alex Warneke and Audrey Carver discussed the Climate Science Alliance’s work in the Southern California region and importance of solutions-based climate messaging.


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