Mitigation and Adaptation: Human Stories of Hope

Mitigation and Adaptation: Human Stories of Hope

Listen as 2016 National Geographic Explorer Victoria Herrmann talks about climate change. Solutions to adapt to these changes and to mitigate our impact on the planet requires listening to human stories to understand what can be utilized locally to respond effectively.

Grades

6 - 12

Subjects

Climatology, Conservation, Earth Science, Geography, Human Geography, Social Studies, Storytelling

2016 National Geographic Explorer Victoria Herrmann is a geographer who works with coastal communities in the U.S. and U.S. territories on climate change adaptation. She works closely with local leaders to identify what is needed to safeguard coastal communities from the inevitable impacts of global climate change, including rising sea levels. In this National Geographic Inspires video, Victoria talks about climate change as a human story. She discusses how the solutions to adapt to these changes and to mitigate our impact on the planet requires listening to human stories to understand what solutions—both nature-based and human-made—can be utilized locally to respond to the effects of climate change.

Take the online course “Teaching Global Climate Change in Your Classroom” and practice innovative ways to visualize the changing climate with your students as we all seek a planet in balance.

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Writer
Elizabeth Wolzak, National Geographic Society
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Last Updated

July 28, 2022

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