Julia Kumari Drapkin

CEO and Founder, ISeeChange

Dedicated to connecting communities to each other and their changing environment, Julia Kumari Drapkin founded ISeeChange after over a decade reporting natural disasters and climate change science across the globe and in her own backyard on the Gulf Coast. Drapkin currently serves on the board of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters and is a consultant for the think tank Resources for the Future and NASA. Prior to journalism, Drapkin did research anthropology and archaeology for over 7 years in Latin America, where she geeked out on Mayan farmer’s almanacs.

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Flooding in America

Jul 28 2020 - 12:00pm

“We had one of the snowiest winters on record in Lincoln and Omaha,” reports Martha Shulski of the Nebraska Climate Office. She’s describing the weather conditions and events that led to what has become known as the “Great Flood of 2019.”

“2019 was actually one of the wettest years on record for the upper Midwest,” Shulski continues. “Snowpack sitting on the ground, lots of ice in the rivers.  So the conditions were ripe such that when we did get that strong storm system move across the country...the setup was there.”