Science for the sake of advancing human knowledge is important. Personally, I'm impatient: I research to inform policy and practice, and communicating with practitioners and the public is a critical part of my work.

Podcasts / Radio

All Things Considered, NPR, "Google plans to expand its campus -- which might become unsafe as sea levels rise," (2021)

Learning More, "Water, floods, and sea level rise" (2021)

Science Friday, "As seas rise and rivers flood, communities look for a way out" (2019)

America Adapts, "Everything you wanted to know about managed retreat (but were afraid to ask)" (2019)

National Public Radio, “Sweeping Study Raises Questions About Who Benefits from Buyouts of Flood-Prone Homes (2019)

National Public Radio, “Considering ‘Managed Retreat’(2019)

Newspaper articles

Jim Morrison, "Climate Change Turns the Tide on Waterfront Living: Rising seas and worsening flooding are forcing many communities to plan their retreat from the coasts," Washington Post, April 2020

Jake Bittle, On the Waterfronts: Flood buyouts and the economics of climate change,” The Baffler, Jan 2020

Kendra Pierre-Louis, How to Rebound After a Disaster: Move, Don’t Rebuild, Research Suggests,” New York Times, August 2019

Christopher Flavelle, “Rich Counties get More Help to Escape Climate Risk,” New York Times, October 2019

Prashant Gopal,America’s Great Climate Exodus is Starting in the Florida Keys,” Bloomberg, Sep 2019

Lydialyle Gibson, “Scholars Advocate ‘Managed Retreat’ before Climate Change Sinks Coastlines,” Harvard Magazine, August 2019

Eric Roston, “Americans Start Adapting to Climate Change. They’re Doing it Wrong,” Bloomberg, Nov 2019

Shayla Love, “This is what America Could Look Like When Our Coasts are Under Water,” Vice, July 2019

Public Articles

A.R. Siders, Art and Science in the Netherlands' Watersnood Museum, Europe Up Close

<- The names of people who died during the 1953 flood in the Netherlands are projected on mud deposited by that storm, still inside the storm's museum.

Videos / Presentations

A selection of conferences, webinars, and presentations.

Playlist - Collection of talks on YouTube

America Adapts

Everything you wanted to know about managed retreat (2019)

Storm Surge: Newburyport, MA

When is it time to retreat? Public Webinar (2019)


Massachusetts Bar Association Presentation

"Advancing in a New Direction: U.S. Coastal Retreat" (2019)

Doug Parsons interview on Cimpatico (2020)

At What Point Managed Retreat?

Conference at Columbia University (2019) Justice Session (@16min)