Expert Series Part 1: The Social/Communications Aspect of Climate Change in Parks

Mr. Larry Perez, Communications Coordinator for the NPS Climate Change Response Program

Courtesy of the National Park Service

Mr. Larry Perez, Communications Coordinator for the NPS Climate Change Response Program

Arielle Kouyoumdjian, Staff Writer

This episode features an interview with Mr. Larry Perez, Communications Coordinator for the NPS Climate Change Response Program. In this thought-provoking and hopeful conversation, Mr. Perez speaks about the accessibility of climate science information, his strategies for improving equitable access to our national parks, and how he confronts climate change misinformation and skepticism. This interview delves into climate change’s impact on our national parks from an alternative lens—we discuss how to save our green-spaces from a social/communications, rather than purely scientific, perspective.