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Crosscut Talks Live

  • Cascade Public Media Studio 401 Mercer Street Seattle, WA, 98109 United States (map)

The Rising: Facing the Existential Threat of Climate Upheaval

Climate change is quickly altering the shape of the Northwest and coastal regions around the planet— ecosystems, organisms, the very coastlines collapsing into the sea. The effects of climate change are leading many to demand political action- the climate strike in September saw hundreds of thousands of people around the world walked out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets. Close to home, stories of Coastal Tribal communities facing existential threats provide a unique perspective on the consequences of these changes - and their efforts to mitigate and adapt. Is it time to consider what was previously unthinkable: retreat?

Crosscut Talks Live will convene climate scientists, tribal representatives, experts and journalists on the front lines of this debate to discuss whether retreat is the only real option, the immense challenges the people of the coast face, ongoing efforts to adapt to those challenges, and what lessons society at large can take from Indigenous resiliency and ingenuity.


Amy Snover – Director of the Climate Impacts Group and Director of the Northwest Climate Adaptation Science Center at the University of Washington.

Michael Chang – Climate Adaptation Specialist for the Makah Tribe

Paul Chiyokten Wagner – Environmental Activist

...and more to come

Crosscut Talks Live is a studio audience recording of the popular Crosscut Talks podcast, featuring one-on-one conversations and panel debates with politicians, authors, journalists and the people at the center of the stories that are driving our cultural conversation at home and around the country.

Leadership Tomorrow is excited to partner with Crosscut for this amazing opportunity.

Leadership Tomorrow attendees are eligible for a $5 discount on each individual event ticket purchased. Please email Rebeca for the promo code to receive your discount. To register go to the main ticket page.

Your ticket includes two drink tickets and light refreshments.