May 6, 2023
Climate Hits Home: Rising Seas in Norfolk, Virginia, with Skip Stiles
This week’s episode is the first in a multipart series called Climate Hits Home, in which guests discuss the effects of climate change in US cities and towns and how local communities are addressing those effects. In this episode, host Margaret Walls talks with Skip Stiles, executive director of the nonprofit Wetlands Watch, about how the coastal city of Norfolk, Virginia, is adapting to sea level rise, frequent flooding, and other effects of climate change. Stiles discusses how flooding and other climate impacts affect daily life in Norfolk; how wetlands can help mitigate the effects of climate change on the coast; and how local, state, and federal policies can support efforts to help communities adapt to climate change.
References and recommendations:
“The Future of Life” by Edward O. Wilson; https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/191845/the-future-of-life-by-edward-o-wilson/
“A Sand County Almanac” by Aldo Leopold; https://www.aldoleopold.org/about/aldo-leopold/sand-county-almanac/
“The Land Ethic” essay by Aldo Leopold; https://www.aldoleopold.org/about/the-land-ethic/