Adam Markham

Director, Climate Impacts Initiative

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Adam Markham directs the Union of Concerned Scientists’ special initiative on climate impacts. See Adam's full bio.

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President Obama in Alaska: The Science Shows the Time to Act on Climate is Now

President Obama’s speech to the GLACIER conference on Arctic leadership in Anchorage yesterday signaled just how seriously he takes the need to act on climate change. His starkest warning was that “On this issue, of all issues, there is such a thing as being too late. That moment is almost upon us.” Read more >

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6 Ways Climate Change in Alaska Will Affect You

You already know that rapid loss of Arctic glaciers and ice sheets is helping to speed up the sea level rise that is causing worsening coastal flooding in communities from Maine to Miami. And you probably even know that warming in the Arctic seems to be driving changes to the weather patterns elsewhere on the globe. (If both these things have passed you by, you need to read the recent blog by my colleague Brenda Ekwurzel.) Read more >

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Native Alaskan Villagers May Become the First U.S. Climate Refugees

The health, future, and fate of thousands of native villagers and their cultural heritage hangs in the balance as rapid climate change tightens its grip on Alaska. Read more >

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The Vital Role of Protected Areas in Climate Disaster Risk Reduction

There’s been a huge buzz at the World Parks Congress in Australia this week about the need to implement carbon reduction plans and accelerate climate resilience strategies. Read more >

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World Heritage Sites Among Many Cultural Resources Threatened by Climate Change

The last time I attended a World Parks Congress, 20 years ago in Venezuela, there was scarcely a mention of climate change. Back then, it was seen by conservationists as largely a problem they would have to deal with in the future. Well I’m sorry to say that the future is here, and so are the consequences of climate change. Read more >

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