Climate is a Kitchen Table Issue: A Conversation with Dr. Marshall Shepherd


In 2020, Drawdown Georgia conducted statewide public opinion research to get a better understanding of local perspectives on climate solutions and impacts in Georgia. How have our perspectives evolved since then, and why is climate a “kitchen table” issue that all Georgians can be motivated take action on?

Blair Beasley, a member of the Drawdown Georgia research team and current Director of Climate Strategies at the Ray C. Anderson Foundation, recently spoke with leading climate and weather expert Dr. Marshall Shepherd about these questions and more.

Dr. Shepherd was also a member of the initial Drawdown Georgia research team and currently serves as the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia. He is well known as the host of Weather Geeks, a pioneering Sunday talk podcast/show on The Weather Channel and is a frequent contributor to Forbes Magazine.

In this video, you’ll learn more about Dr. Shepherd’s perspectives on climate change in our state and why the topic is a kitchen table issue.

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