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)
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
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
Everything you wanted to know about managed retreat (2019)
Storm Surge: Newburyport, MA
When is it time to retreat? Public Webinar (2019)