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Unfold Podcast: New Episode, ‘Becoming Arizona,’ on Climate Solutions for Warming Cities

By Kat Kerlin on September 29, 2020 in Environment

By 2100, Sacramento is expected to feel much like Arizona, with 10 times the number of days over 104 F the area currently experiences. In season 2, episode 2 of the UC Davis podcast Unfold, hosts Amy Quinton and Kat Kerlin discuss the Becoming Arizona series, which looks at how warming cities can prepare for a hotter future. The episode unfolds how cities nationwide are dealing with triple threats: rising temperatures, racial inequities and a pandemic. It also discusses the efforts needed to build socially just, climate-resilient communities.

Guests include:

  • Mary Cadenasso, professor, and landscape and urban ecologist in the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences
  • Stephen Wheeler, professor of landscape architecture and urban design in the UC Davis Department of Human Ecology
  • Helene Margolis, associate adjunct professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, UC Davis School of Medicine
  • Adrienne Lawson, senior director for the UC Davis Office for Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Victoria Dearborn, graduate student in the Cadenasso Landscape and Urban Ecology Lab
  • Victoria Vasquez, South Sacramento NeighborWoods organizer, Sacramento Tree Foundation

In season 2, Unfold explores the solutions to and complexities of climate change. It is available free, on demand at Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon's Tunein, Stitcher, Pandora and Spotify. It is hosted by Amy Quinton and co-hosted by Kat Kerlin. It is produced by Cody Drabble. Original music for Unfold comes from UC Davis alumnus Damien Verrett and Curtis Jerome Haynes. Follow on Twitter at @Unfoldpodcast.

Media contact(s)

Amy Quinton, News and Media Relations, 530-752-9843, cell 530-601-8077,

Kat Kerlin, News and Media Relations, 530-750-9195,