Adam Markham

Deputy director, Climate & Energy Program

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Adam Markham is deputy director of the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists’. See Adam's full bio.

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Nine Questions for Ryan Zinke, Donald Trump’s Pick to Lead the Interior Department

Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke will begin Senate confirmation hearings today for the post of Secretary of Interior in Donald Trump’s cabinet. As Secretary, he would oversee America’s 500 million acres of public lands, including the National Park System. Read more >

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Extreme rainfall events have severely damaged the adobe church at Tumacácori National Historic Park in Arizona. Photo: NPS

How Will the National Park Service Protect America’s Heritage from Climate Change?

The National Park Service has released an ambitious new strategy to manage the nation’s cultural resources in a rapidly changing climate. Read more >

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Congressman Ryan Zinke Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

Ryan Zinke on Climate Change: What You Should Know about Trump’s Choice for Department of Interior

US natural and cultural resources—the parks, landmarks, and history of America—are under assault from climate change. So it is troubling that Ryan Zinke, Trump’s pick to run the Department of the Interior (DOI), seems unsure whether climate change is a real problem or not. Read more >

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Australia’s Iconic Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Site at Risk from Global Warming

A lot has changed since Captain Cook became the first European to try to navigate the Great Barrier Reef in 1770. It was the reports of Cook and naturalist Joseph Banks on their return to England that first alerted the scientific world to the existence of this biological marvel. The Great Barrier Reef is now one of the world’s most important coastal and marine tourism areas, but its future is at risk, and climate change is the primary long-term threat. Read more >

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Photo: Patrick Venenoso/UNESCO

Destinations at Risk: Iconic World Heritage Sites Across the Globe Vulnerable to Climate Change

I’ve spent a lot of time during the last year researching the impacts of climate change on World Heritage sites. What I’ve found has shocked me. Read more >

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