Talk That Walks
Talk That Walks
The Climate Crisis, Using Local and Global Data and Narrative for Impact

Today’s conversation continues our series on the climate crisis and effective actions to address it, with a special focus on the use of data and narrative at the local and global levels. This episode features Daniel Katz (moderator), founder of the Rainforest Alliance and lead environmental advisor to the Overbrook Foundation. Daniel is also a Kellogg Foundation National Leadership Fellow. Panelists include Dr. Ben Strauss, the CEO and Chief Scientist of Climate Central, and Julia Kumari Drapkin, the Founder and CEO of ISeeChange. Climate Central uses science and technology to generate thousands of local storylines and compelling visuals that make climate change personal and show what can be done about it. ISeeChange leverages resident generated data, AI, sensors, and models to help engineers, local government, and utilities design climate ready infrastructure with the public.

Talk That Walks convenes frontline leaders at the critical place where thought becomes change. The leaders in today’s dialogue inhabit that vitally important transition point where experience and insight take flight as impactful action. This is the second in a series of dialogues focused on the climate crisis. Please tune in for additional conversations later this year.

We want to thank the Americana Foundation for supporting this series.

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Links to explore:

The Rainforest Alliance

Climate Central