Interviews with Climate Experts

Here you can find featured interviews with local NC experts on all things climate.

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Lora Eddy is a coastal geologist working with the Nature Conservancy of North Carolina, and is the Community Resilience Specialist for Albemarle-Pamlico Sounds Office. She has lived and worked in coastal communities for 25 years, and has spent the last 12 in the Outer Banks working on the Coastal Resilience Project to help communities examine nature’s role in reducing coastal hazards with a large focus on the increasing impacts of climate change.

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Glenn is currently serving as the Director of Planning, Development, and Transportation for the City of Wilmington. He has a unique take on potential ways to merge the goals of development and sustainability while facing coastal specific issues such as sea-level-rise and increased flooding/storm events.

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Mike is the current Water Resources Director at the City of Greensboro. He oversees all water resources departments and his major responsibilities include 1500 water miles of water distribution lines, and maintaining infrastructure. 

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KATHERINE DELLO

Kathie Dello is the state climatologist of North Carolina and the director of the North Carolina State Climate Office. She is the 5th permanent director and first woman to hold this position at the NCSCO in 43 years.​

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Lanie Pope is the Chief Meteorologist at WXII 12 News Station in Winston-Salem, NC​. She studied at Mississippi State University for broadcast meteorology and University of SC for broadcast journalism.

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Laura LengniCk has 30+ years of experience in research, policy making, college education, community activism, and sustainable farming ​and she is the Founder of Cultivating Resilience LLC in Asheville.​

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EMILY BYRD

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Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist and professor of political science at Texas Tech University, where she is also the director of the Climate Science Center. Hayhoe is also known for her position as a Chief Scientist at the Nature Conservancy and a famous climate communicator, especially within Christian communities.

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Greg Hammer is a Meteorologist & Communications and Outreach Assistant Director for NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in Asheville, NC. 

Info on Greg coming soon!