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Putting Science to Work for Communities Facing Climate Threats

People’s lives and livelihoods depend on science. But when those lives and livelihoods are threatened by impacts of a changing climate, how many of us know a scientist we can turn to who can help us protect our communities?

Community science happens when lay people and scientists do science together to advance community priorities. Natasha Udu-gama is director of AGU’s Thriving Earth Exchange, which connects communities with scientists and supports them as they work together to tackle local challenges related to natural hazards, natural resources and climate change. Thriving Earth Exchange has launched more than 250 projects in more than 15 countries since 2013. Daniel Wildcat is a professor at Haskell Indian Nations University and serves on the steering committee of Rising Voices, a network of tribal and community leaders and earth scientists that brings Indigenous and earth sciences into partnership. Angela Chalk is an AGU Community Science Fellow and executive director of Healthy Community Services in New Orleans.

How can scientists and community leaders work together to solve local and global problems?

Join Climate One Host Greg Dalton in this special, in-person conversation with Udu-gama, Wildcat and Chalk, presented in collaboration with AGU at Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California.


See more Climate One programs at The Commonwealth Club of California.

December 13, 2023

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Angela M. Chalk

Executive Director, Healthy Community Services

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Natasha Udu-gama

Director, Thriving Earth Exchange

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Daniel Wildcat

Professor, Haskell Indian Nations University; Member, Rising Voices Steering Committee 

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Greg Dalton

Founder and Host, Climate One