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Climate change is here but few are thinking about adapting to it. Join Doug Parsons as he talks with adaptation experts, filmmakers, planners and just about anyone who has something useful, interesting and even funny to say about adapting to climate change. America Adapts is not a doom and gloom climate change podcast...it's a place to learn what's getting done. You adapt, we adapt, America Adapts!

Climate change is here but few are thinking about adapting to it. Join Doug Parsons as he talks with adaptation experts, filmmakers, planners and just about anyone who has something useful, interesting and even funny to say about adapting to climate change. America Adapts is not a doom and gloom climate change podcast...it's a place to learn what's getting done. You adapt, we adapt, America Adapts!
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Climate change is here but few are thinking about adapting to it. Join Doug Parsons as he talks with adaptation experts, filmmakers, planners and just about anyone who has something useful, interesting and even funny to say about adapting to climate change. America Adapts is not a doom and gloom climate change podcast...it's a place to learn what's getting done. You adapt, we adapt, America Adapts!

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Episodes

Women + LGBT + People of Color Adapt to Climate Change – A People’s History of Climate Adaptation

10/1/2018
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“We just had a 500 year flood. Well, we’ve had eight 500 or 100 year floods in the last two years. What does that mean? I think it’s time to stop calling it that and just start calling it…life.” Cherri Foytlin, of Diné and Cherokee Tribes. Donate to America Adapts In episode 75 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons takes a journey with the Freedom to Breath bus tour on location in New Orleans. During his visit, Doug attends a town hall on women and minority groups talking about climate...

Duration:01:16:16

Flooding and Natural and Nature-Based Solutions – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Flooding

9/14/2018
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Donate to America Adapts In episode 74 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with flood management experts, both in the US and abroad. Discover the history of flood management in the US. We also learn how the Netherlands plans for 1 in 10,000 year flood events. The guests in this episode also discuss nature based solutions to flood management. World Wildlife Fund’s Anita Van Breda shares information on the recently released Natural and Nature-Based Flood Management: A Green Guide (aka the...

Duration:00:47:59

Freestyle Adaptation: Olympic Medalist Arielle Gold Adapts to Climate Change

8/20/2018
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Donate to America Adapts In episode 73 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Arielle Gold, Olympic medalist in snowboarding about her work with Protect our Winters, an advocacy group working to mobilize the outdoor sports community on climate change. Arielle also talks about her experiences as a snowboarder in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games in Russia and her medal winning turn at the Pyeongyang Winter Games in Korea. Arielle discusses the snow conditions at the Sochi games and how...

Duration:00:35:10

The Collider: Building a Global Hub for Climate Adaptation with CEO Josh Dorfman

8/6/2018
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Donate to America Adapts In episode 72 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with the CEO of The Collider Josh Dorfman. The Collider is a non profit organization working with individuals and companies to develop big data climate applications. They also are fostering the development of a climate ‘ecosystem’, through networking and creating a major hub for adaptation in Asheville, North Carolina. Josh also shares his experiences as The Lazy Environmentalist. It’s a fun, informative...

Duration:00:59:38

America Adapts turns 2! Special Guest Host Shaun Martin of WWF

8/3/2018
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Donate to America Adapts In episode 71, we celebrate the two year anniversary of America Adapts! Yes, we’ve been producing episodes for two years, thanks to listeners like you! In this episode, we have a special guest host, Shaun Martin, Senior Director, Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience. Shaun and Doug dig into the history of America Adapts, highlights from episodes and what the future holds. Thanks again to all my listeners! Donate to America Adapts Subscribe on Apple...

Duration:00:34:15

Adaptation Checkup: Public Health and Climate Change – A Podcast with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett

7/22/2018
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In episode 70 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons celebrates two years of America Adapts by talking with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, a policy analyst in the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Center for Public Health Policy. Natasha leads the Natural Environment portfolio focusing on water, air and climate change. Doug and Natasha cover such topics as the role of APHA in addressing climate impacts on public health; environmental justice and equity; the roles of nurses, doctors and clinics in...

Duration:00:32:28

Adaptation and Transformational Change: The Kresge Foundation Explores the State of Climate Adaptation with Susanne Moser and Lois DeBacker

7/8/2018
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In episode 69 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks about the current state of adaptation with Lois DeBacker of the Kresge Foundation and adaptation researcher Dr. Susanne Moser. The Kresge Foundation recently released their report, Rising to the Challenge, Together and Doug, Lois and Susanne dig into the report’s finding and discuss what’s happening within the field of adaptation. Other topics covered: is adaptation evolving to meet the challenges of climate change; why are there not more...

Duration:00:41:04

Victoria Rising : Tales of Innovative Adaptation in southern Australia - America Adapts Travels Down Under

6/18/2018
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In episode 68 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons travels down under to Melbourne, in the state of Victoria. Doug is invited to give the keynote address at the Victoria Adaptation Summit, then he participates in the National Adaptation Conference, where he interviews experts from throughout southern Australia. Learn innovative adaptation techniques from the private sector, local councils and the state government. Topics in this episode: local council approach to climate adaptation; innovative...

Duration:02:03:57

Venture Adaptation: Jupiter Intel and the Emerging Business of Climate Change

6/3/2018
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In episode 67 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Rich Sorkin, CEO and Co-Founder of Jupiter Intel. Rich shares the history of Jupiter Intel as a silicon valley start up and his short and long term goals in this emerging field. Doug and Rich discuss Jupiter’s core business of risk modeling and the uncertainties associated with future modeling. They also talk about emerging businesses in the adaptation sector and the role of profit making entities like Jupiter and the ‘wild wild west’...

Duration:00:58:51

Dead Podcast Society: Open Access, Climate Change and Innovative Learning Tools

5/18/2018
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In episode 66 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Kate Bishop Williams at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. Kate is a lecturer at the University and Waterloo and she used an America Adapts episode, “Deconstructing a Climate Change Skeptic” as part of her class curricula. Kate discusses why she chose this episode to use a tool to teach her students effective climate communication. Doug and Kate also discuss open access and the value of podcasts as a learning tool in the...

Duration:00:57:11

2018 California Adaptation Forum and the 2018 Tyler Prize Winners

5/2/2018
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In episode 65 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Julia Kim and Kif Scheuer of the Local Government Commission, and Michael McCormick of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research about the upcoming California Adaptation Forum August 27-29th in Sacramento, California. They talk about the history of the forum, goals and themes of this year’s forum, and the state of adaptation in California. Also in this episode, Doug talks with the 2018 winners of the Tyler Prize, Dr....

Duration:00:57:51

You Can’t Handle the Truth: Rising Sea Levels and the Law

4/15/2018
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In episode 64 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Margaret Peloso, of the law firm Vinson and Elkins. Margaret shares insights from her book Adapting to Rising Sea Levels: Legal Challenges and Opportunities. Doug and Margaret dig into topics such as the conversion of private land to public land as the oceans rise; adaptation and the public trust doctrine; coastal Superfund sites and corporate responsibility; will eminent domain drive coastal planning in the years ahead and much...

Duration:01:31:47

California Adapts 3: The Synthesis

3/19/2018
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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Android In California Adapts 3: The Synthesis, Doug Parsons and writer/producer Randy Olson talk about their overall impressions of climate adaptation in California. Each of the experts interviewed during the journey gave scores from 1 to 10 for their opinion of how well they think the state is addressing their element of climate adaptation. The scores are presented to three of the experts for their assessment. The analysis ends with one more expert...

Duration:00:46:10

California Adapts 2: The Journey

3/19/2018
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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Android In this episode, Doug Parsons’ journeys around California exploring the five most important elements of climate adaptation for the state — fire, drought, flood, temperature and sea level rise. For each one he goes into the field with an expert. He visits the burn area of the Thomas Fire of December, 2017 with a fire captain, talks about drought with the state’s “Water Czar,” standing beside the Sacramento River, hears the details of the...

Duration:01:27:17

California Adapts 1: The Storytellers

3/12/2018
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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Android Episode 61: What is “climate adaptation” and how well is California doing with it? The podcast “America Adapts” hosted by Doug Parsons has been exploring the topic of climate adaptation since 2016. In this three part special, sponsored by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Doug takes an in-depth look at the state of California, presenting its long history of environmental leadership, current work on adaptation...

Duration:00:53:48

Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell: The Water Will Come

3/4/2018
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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Android In episode 60 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Jeff Goodell of Rolling Stone magazine about his new book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. Topics discussed in this episode: Listen here. Now on Spotify! Donate here! Subscribe/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Facebook and...

Duration:00:52:27

Dan Ashe: Zoos/Aquariums Adapt to Climate Change and Dan’s Climate Legacy at the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

2/18/2018
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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Android In episode 59 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dan Ashe, the President and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Previously, Dan was the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 7 years under President Barack Obama. Topics discussed in this episode: Listen here. Now on Spotify! Donate here! Subscribe/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible...

Duration:01:34:36

The Hero’s Journey: Climate Adaptation and Creative Non-Fiction Writing

1/30/2018
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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Android In episode 58 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with author and lecturer Elizabeth Rush, of Brown University. Elizabeth is the author of the upcoming book, Rising – Dispatches from the New American Shore. Topics discussed in this episode: Listen here. Now on Spotify! Donate here! Subscribe/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Facebook and...

Duration:00:55:28

Conservation and Adaptation in Asia’s High Mountain Landscapes – The Snow Leopard

1/8/2018
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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Android Donate here! Listen here. Now on Spotify! In episode 57 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with experts from all over the world focusing on the conservation of the elusive snow leopard of the Asia High Mountains and how this species - and the communities around this species - are adapting to climate change. Guests from Nepal, India, China, Russia, Sweden, and the US share stories on studying this amazing cat and talk about some of...

Duration:05:26:23

Top Climate Stories 2017: Year in Review Holiday Special!

12/17/2017
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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Android Donate here! Listen here. Now on Spotify! Year in Review! In episode 56 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts three amazing guests: Jayde Lovell, host of SciQ on the Young Turks Network, Dr. Tim Watkins, science education specialist, and Shaun Martin, Senior Director of Adaptation and Resilience at the World Wildlife Fund. Doug and his guests convene a lively panel discussion, highlighting the year’s top news stories; favorite moments...

Duration:01:17:56