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. He is leading efforts to build a national Climate Impacts Collaborative and working with a broad array of stakeholders to focus the attention of policy makers and others on local climate impacts and the need for effective resilience strategies and policy solutions.See Adam's full bio.

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Cedar Mesa Citadel ruins in Bears Ears National Monument. One of thousands of tribal cultural and archaeological sites there. Photo: U.S. Bureau of Land Management

President Trump’s Assault on the Antiquities Act Signals Trouble for National Parks and Monuments

Without the Antiquities Act, now under attack by the Trump administration as part of its strategy to roll-back environmental protections and open public lands to increased exploitation for coal, oil and minerals, we might never have had the benefit of the Grand Canyon, Olympic or Acadia national parks. An attack on national monuments is an attack on us all, and the histories we share. Read more >

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Will the US Choose to Be on the Right Side of History and Welcome Climate Refugees?

How the US and the world respond to the growing global refugee crisis will be a defining moral issue for this generation. And understanding how climate change will impact the future flow of refugees and displaced persons is one of the most important challenges we face today. Read more >

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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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