Kelly Watkinson

Kelly Watkinson is land and climate program manager at the Land Trust Alliance.
  • Re: Climate (2022.04)

    By Kelly Watkinson April 26

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a scientific body convened by the United Nations, recently released a new report that takes an in-depth look at climate change mitigation and the possible pathways toward a safe climate future.

  • Re: Climate (2022.02)

    By Kelly Watkinson February 11

    Climate change continues to touch each of us. In 2021, more than 40% of Americans lived in places hit by climate disasters.

  • Re: Climate (2021.12)

    By Kelly Watkinson December 20, 2021

    This year has brought much needed attention — and renewed commitments — to addressing climate change.

  • COP26 is a glass half full

    By Kelly Watkinson November 23, 2021

    The Paris Agreement was an exciting breakthrough at COP21 in 2015, when countries pledged to keep global temperature limit well below 2 degrees Celsius compared to pre-industrial levels, all while pursuing efforts to limit the increase to 1.5 degrees. That agreement rightly raised hopes, but six years later, the world is off track in its efforts to achieve either temperature goal.

  • Re: Climate (2021.10)

    By Kelly Watkinson October 18, 2021

    Like many sectors, the land trust community has come a long way in understanding the implications of climate change and rallying to prepare for and help mitigate associated threats.

  • Re: Climate (2021.08)

    By Kelly Watkinson August 16, 2021

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a scientific body convened by the United Nations, last week released a major new climate assessment.

  • Re: Climate (2021.06)

    By Kelly Watkinson June 21, 2021

    Climate change intertwined with the alarming loss of biodiversity we are tracking today represent some of the gravest challenges we face as a society.

  • Re: Climate (2021.02)

    By Kelly Watkinson February 26, 2021

    Climate change has — and will — play an increasing role in the decline of ecosystems and our natural environment. Some may say this is an unfortunate-but-unavoidable consequence of human economic development. For others, though, this consequence is indicative of a species not in sync with its surroundings.

  • Re: Climate (2020.08)

    By Kelly Watkinson August 31, 2020

    For many of us, stay-at-home orders have resulted in more time with our children and a renewed focus on the natural world. That makes now the perfect time to talk to your kids about climate change.

  • Re: Climate (2020.12)

    By Kelly Watkinson August 14, 2020

    This hasn't exactly been the best year ever.