Adam Markham is Deputy Director of the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), where he leads the organization’s work on climate impacts and resilience. In 2014 he co-authored the UCS report Landmarks at Risk, which detailed how climate change is already impacting important and iconic historic and archaeological sites in the United States.
In 2015 he led an effort together with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Society for American Archaeology, the National Park Service and the J.M. Kaplan Fund to convene experts to identify priorities and strategies for preserving cultural resources in a changing climate. The resulting convening produced the Pocantico Call to Action on Climate Change and Cultural Heritage, which is now open for signature by interested organizations.
Before joining UCS to head its Climate Impacts Initiative in 2013, Markham was President of Clean Air-Cool Planet, a non-profit organization he co-founded to promote innovative local solutions to climate change in the Northeast. Previously he directed World Wildlife Fund’s international climate campaign. He was a contributing author to the forest impacts chapter of the 1995 IPCC report and an expert reviewer on biodiversity impacts for the first US National Assessment in 2000.
A native of Britain, Adam earned a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Wales at Swansea.