Climate adaptation

Erika Bolstad



Erika covers climate change adaptation in the United States for ClimateWire. She looks for stories about the intersection of politics, science, business and culture, with an emphasis on how people across the United States are addressing the effects of climate change. She previously worked at the Miami Herald, where she covered local and state government and hurricanes, most notably Hurricane Katrina from New Orleans. She spent six years in the McClatchy Washington bureau covering climate change and environmental issues and was the Washington correspondent for the Anchorage Daily News and the Idaho Statesman. Her career began at newspapers in North and South Carolina. Bolstad was born in Minnesota and raised in Oregon and has a degree in journalism from Washington & Lee University in Virginia.

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Yes, there was a climate musical

It may not be the only musical ever written about climate change, but "The Great Immensity" is probably the only one the National Science Foundation ever underwrote for $700,000.


Humans stoke wet misery along the Mississippi

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Scientists and engineers are beginning to examine whether flood walls, levees and other structures added to the Mississippi River since historic floods of 1993 have caused more flooding. One question predominates: Will increased precipitation, a consequence of climate change already being seen in much of the United States, exacerbate spring flooding?