Climate Summer 2018 (Part 2) — The Floods
Post hurricane Harvey flooding in Houston at Memorial Drive and Whitewing Lane

Climate Summer 2018 (Part 2) — The Floods

August 13, 2018 broadcast —

The Washington, DC region faces growing risks of flooding from a relatively unique ‘triple threat’ of heavy rains, downstream river flooding, and ocean surges upriver. How does all this water and flooding relate to climate change? From the National Mall to Maryland’s Eastern Shore, what steps are needed to protect our region and adapt to what’s coming? Join us for an hour-long discussion that conveys information, insight, and hope.

PRODUCER AND HOST: Julie Hantman (click for bio)

GUESTS:
1) Sandra K. Knight, University of Maryland’s Center for Disaster Resilience
2) Marco Ciarla, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District
3) Astrid Caldas, Union of Concerned Scientists

RESOURCES MENTIONED ON-AIR:

Climate Change, Extreme Precipitation and Flooding: The Latest Science (2018), fact sheet by Union of Concerned Scientists
Underwater: Rising Seas, Chronic Floods, and the Implications for US Coastal Real Estate (2018) report by the Union of Concerned Scientists
Flood Inundation Mapping Program (interactive), USGS/NWS/USACE/FEMA
D.C. Silver Jackets
Climate Ready DC: The District of Columbia’s Plan to Adapt to a Changing Climate

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

“What Happens When a Superstorm Hits DC?” by Justin Nobel, Rolling Stone, Sept. 21, 2017
Come High Water: A Special Report by Chesapeake Quarterly and Bay Journal (October 2014 issue)
Citizens’ Climate Radio Ep. 26: In Deep Water (2018)
The Water Will Come (2017), book by Jeff Goodell

AUDIO BELOW (60 minutes):

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