Podcast: Community Cafe Bainbridge:
Lara Hansen on Climate Change: How to Adapt and Plan
Wondering what you can do about climate change? In this episode, BCB host Miles Schneiderman joins Lara Hansen, chief scientist and executive director of the non-profit Eco-Adapt organization, to discuss ways in which the Bainbridge Island community can adapt itself to the realities of climate change.
Lara is a Bainbridge Island resident and a Sustainable Bainbridge board member. She has worked for the EPA and the World Wildlife Fund, and serves on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
During her conversation with Miles, Lara offers examples of ways in which Bainbridge residents can think about climate change issues in the context of our island’s features — such as our local development patterns and vulnerability in some shoreline areas to rising sea levels — and mentions ways in which an awareness of climate change can be integrated into the current efforts to update the city’s local comprehensive plan.
They also talk about the failure of governments to address climate change, the need for adaptation on the part of local administrations, and Lara’s optimism for the future.
Join them for this informative, 25-minute chat and find out how you and your city can take a stand against a phenomenon that is, in Lara’s words, “everybody’s problem.”
Credits: BCB host: Miles Schneiderman; BCB audio editor: Tim Bird; BCB social media publisher: Diane Walker