- International Resources GroupSenior Climate Change Adaptation and Development Specialist, 2013 - present
- Climate Change Adaptation Consultant2013
- Association of Climate Change OfficersProgram Manager, Climate Adaptation, 2011 - 2012
- New SalemUrban Planning Consultant
- City of Northampton Office of Planning and DevelopmentUrban Planning Consultant
- The Providence JournalWriter
- Verizon WirelessSr. Writer
Hi! I'm a Climate Change Adaptation and Development Specialist based
in Washington, DC. As a government contractor, I manage parts of USAID's Climate Change Adaptation program, called Climate Change Resilient Development (CCRD). CCRD has projects in over 23 developing countries.
CCRD, I'm the Communications Manager of the overall program. With a
team of writers, editors, and videographers, we produce technical and
guidance reports, factsheets, videos, webinars, and white papers.
As Project Coordinator of the High Mountain Adaptation Partnership (HiMAP),
I help manage a $1.3 million budget, workplan, and deliverables
schedule. HiMAP works on climate adaptation programs and policies in the
Andes and Himalayan mountain regions.
As Technical Adviser, I provide technical analysis of climate impacts and options for addressing climate vulnerability to USAID.
I hope to retire somewhere in Scandinavia...
- Vermont Law SchoolMaster of Environmental Law and Policy, 2011
- University Of Massachusetts AmherstMaster of Regional Planning, 2011
- University Of Massachusetts AmherstBS - Environmental Design, 2009
- Johnson & Wales College of BusinessAS - Small Business Accounting, 1996
"Here’s a collection of recent photos of animals from around the world. With such diverse and fascinating subjects, photographers can’t help but capture daily the creatures with which we share this earth."
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NOAA has an interactive "global climate dashboard" that allows you to visualize many different climate observations and projections online. In the image, I've plotted the level of carbon dioxide in atmosphere, the amount of heat in the upper part of the ocean, and the global surface temperature of the planet.
Other available measurements include Arctic sea ice, global sea level, spring snow cover, and El Nino events.
He Dashboard is available at http://www.climate.gov/
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WOOOOOW! Just came across Google's Art Project! Thanks to OpenCulture.com!
has a radio story about what is thought to be the first legal climate for climate-induced refugee status. The story has a number of comments from Susan Martin of 's Center for International Migration.
Climate change presents a number of questions that are literally unique in recorded history. One is what to do when the physical land that constitutes an entire country disappears below sea level. As Martin notes in the story, effectively managing such situations may require entirely new legal institutions.
The story (print and audio) is here:
The image is from a 2012 article by in
quoting the Kiribati president, Anote Tong, discussing plans for climate-induced migration:
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