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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

The Once and Future Republican Party – Conservatism and Climate Change

9/4/2019
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In episode 96 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Bob Inglis, former Congressman from South Carolina and now Executive Director of RepublicEN. Doug and Bob talk about his history of being a climate advocate in the Republican Party; why the current GOP is so skeptical of climate science; how evangelicals’ attitudes about climate change are influenced by their support of President Trump. Also, Doug talks with John Sweeney, Chelsea Henderson and Rouzy Vafaie of RepublicEN. They...

Duration:00:57:54

Summer Sizzle: Citizens Climate Radio podcast + The Adapters Speak!

8/19/2019
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In episode 95 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons hosts Peterson Toscano, host of the podcast Citizens Climate Radio. Doug and Peterson talk climate activism, how adaptation can learn from the response to the AIDS crisis and much more. Doug also interviews America Adapts listeners to get their feedback on the podcast and what role it plays in their careers and they share their recommendations for future episodes. Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app...

Duration:00:53:29

Resilient New York: Urban Forestry, Shared Stewardship and Climate Adaptation

8/5/2019
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In episode 94 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons visits New York City! This is THE episode on urban forestry and climate adaptation. Doug travels across the city, visiting parks and interviewing experts on such topics as: How forests add to the overall resilience of New York City; Cool Neighborhoods program and public health; urban forestry and climate adaptation; extreme heat in urban areas; public health and urban forests, social and ecological resilience; tree equity and social...

Duration:02:37:43

Risky Business: Adapting Insurance Markets to Wildfire and Flood Risk with Dr. Carolyn Kousky

7/22/2019
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In episode 93 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Carolyn Kousky, the Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania. In this lively discussion, Doug and Carolyn discuss: how wildfires in California drove their utility into bankruptcy and what policy reforms are needed to prevent this from happening again; who owns the legal risks of climate change; needed disaster aid reform; the dysfunctional nature of flood...

Duration:00:46:31

The Race to Define the Green New Deal with Grist CEO Brady Walkinshaw

7/8/2019
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In episode 92 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews the CEO of Grist, Brady Walkinshaw. Grist is the long time, online environmental news group. Doug and Brady discuss the presidential politics of climate change; the race to define what the Green New Deal really is. They also discuss how the Green New Deal address climate adaptation and Grist’s own coverage of the issue. They also discuss the challenges of covering environmental news in a non partisan way, and sharing some of the...

Duration:01:10:18

Dispatches from Adapters at the 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin

6/10/2019
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In episode 91 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons goes to the 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin! During this adaptation-palooza, Doug interviews a variety of conference participants. Discover the topics and themes covered at this event and learn how diverse the adaptation community has become. Hear what presentations stood out and how adaptation professionals see this sector growing. Doug also interviews several listeners of the podcast and gets their feedback on the...

Duration:01:24:58

Keeping History Above Water – St. Augustine, Cultural Heritage and Sea Level Rise

5/21/2019
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In episode 90 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons travels to beautiful Saint Augustine, Florida for the Keeping History Above Water conference. Doug interviews experts on the threat of sea level rise to cultural resources. Learn the innovative, proactive approaches the city of St. Augustine is taking to address sea level rise. The conference highlights the specific examples of adaptation planning that are happening at the local community level. Discover how historic preservation will be a...

Duration:02:15:52

Cli-Fi Research: Can Climate Science Fiction Influence Behavior + Interview with MIT’s Today I Learned: Climate Podcast

5/5/2019
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In episode 89 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Yale-Nus College Asst. Professor of Environmental Studies Dr. Matthew Schneider-Mayerson about his recent literacy research on how “Cli-Fi”, or climate change science fiction, can influence a reader’s behavior. Doug is joined in this interview by Cli-Fi expert, Dr. Amy Brady, a previous guest on America Adapts. In a bonus conversation, Doug interviews Laur Hesse Fisher, host of a new podcast, Today I Learned: Climate...

Duration:02:28:39

The Unbearable Lightness of Cultural Resources: An Adaptation Story with Dr. Marcy Rockman

4/21/2019
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In episode 88 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Marcy Rockman, cultural resource and climate adaptation expert. Marcy, until recently, was the Cultural Resources Adaptation Coordinator for the National Park Service and is now the IPCC Team Lead with the International Council on Monuments and Sites Climate Change and Heritage Working Group. Marcy and I discuss her time at the Park Service, developing the first of its kind cultural resource and climate change white paper....

Duration:00:55:58

Tribes, Indigenous People and the False Urgency of Climate Adaptation with Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte

4/7/2019
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In episode 87 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte. Kyle is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability and a faculty affiliate of the American Indian & Indigenous Studies and Environmental Science & Policy programs at Michigan State University. Kyle is also an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Kyle and I discuss how indigenous people define urgency in the face of climate change, managed retreat for tribal communities, the...

Duration:01:03:51

Dr. Michael Mann: Return of the Climate Jedi

3/26/2019
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He’s back! In episode 86 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews famed climatologist Dr. Michael Mann. Dr. Mann is the author of the famous ‘hockey stick’ climate research that has become one of the iconic images in the climate movement. This is Dr. Mann’s second appearance on America Adapts. In this episode, we discuss: winning the Tyler Prize (the environmental equivalent of the Nobel Prize); the quickly emerging issue of climate adaptation; Trump’s climate policies being worse...

Duration:01:30:32

Climate Change Podcasters Unite! 8 Climate Pods, 8 Amazing Stories!

3/11/2019
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In episode 85 of America Adapts – a true event episode - Doug Parsons interviews the hosts of some of your favorite climate change podcasts! Warm Regards, Climactic, No Place Like Home, Climate Ready, Climate One, The Climate and Security Podcast, MIT’s Climate Conversations and Reversing Climate change all join Doug on the pod to share their stories. Learn what inspired them to start their podcasts, the types of guests they host and their insight on why podcasts are a great platform to...

Duration:01:57:15

The State of Adaptation and Climate Adaptation Finance with Harvard’s Jesse Keenan

2/24/2019
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In episode 84 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Jesse Keenan, from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Jesse recently published a book Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California. Also, Jesse answers questions from listeners on the general “State of Adaptation.” Topics covered in this episode: adaptation finance, understanding ‘maladaptation’, differences between finance and funding; social equity and much, much more! Donate to America Adapts Other Topics...

Duration:01:00:40

To Sue or Not to Sue: Legal Liability and Climate Adaptation with the Conservation Law Foundation

2/11/2019
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In episode 83 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews planner Deanna Moran and environmental lawyer, Elena Mihaly, from the Conservation Law Foundation. Deanna and Elena come on to talk about their new report, Climate Adaptation and Legal Liability. Other topics include: current court cases relevant to adaptation and climate change; using legal liability as a tool to affect policy decisions; the need to update building codes to reflect climate threats; what industries and sectors are...

Duration:01:00:28

New York, New York: The Big Apple Adapts to Climate Change

1/28/2019
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In episode 82 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Signe Nielsen, a landscape architect based in New York City. Signe has been working on projects in NYC for decades and we discuss how climate change adaptation is being addressed in the city. We discuss the impact of Superstorm Sandy and the challenges of keeping people safe and ensuring the people of New York are not cut off from the coasts by rising seas and rising sea walls. We also talk about managed retreat, rethinking...

Duration:01:27:30

Flood Management: Nature Based Approaches and International Collaborations

1/13/2019
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Subscribe to America Adapts, text “adapters” to 31996! In episode 81 of America Adapts - the third in a 4-part flooding series sponsored by World Wildlife Fund - Doug Parsons attends the Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) Symposium in Santa Cruz, California. The Symposium was hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering, with disaster and flooding experts participating from all over the world. Doug and Anita Van Breda, of World Wildlife Fund, interviewed these experts on topics...

Duration:01:10:20

Adapting Conservation to Climate Change at WWF

12/18/2018
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In episode 80 of America Adapts, Doug Parson joins World Wildlife Fund’s Shaun Martin to take a behind the scenes look at how WWF is adapting conservation to the new realities of climate change and helping governments prepare for the future in ways that ensure a place for nature. During this 8-month journey, Doug follows how WWF is developing a simple process to integrate climate change risks into its strategies and documents the challenges and triumphs they face along the way. This episode...

Duration:01:58:03

End of the Year Holiday Special: Top Climate Stories and Preview of 2019 National Adaptation Forum

12/13/2018
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Subscribe to America Adapts, text “adapters” to 31996! In episode 79 of America Adapts, we’re celebrating the third annual Holiday Special. Professor Ladd Keith of the University of Arizona and Shaun Martin, of World Wildlife Fund, join Doug in person at “Rancho Adapto” to discuss each of their top 3 climate stories of the year; their favorite America Adapts episode for the past year and the state of adaptation. It’s a lively and entertaining conversation with three adaptation pros! Bonus...

Duration:01:19:01

Flooding, Climate Change and Art: Creative Community Engagement

11/18/2018
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Subscribe to America Adapts, text “adapters” to 31996! In episode 78 of America Adapts - the second in a 4-part flooding series sponsored by World Wildlife Fund - Doug Parsons talks with three experts using art to communicate the risks associated with flooding. Catherine Sarah Young, Dr. Elizabeth Miller and Dr. Vidya Venkataramanan join the podcast to discuss their experiences using art and design for community engagement and how that can be relevant to flood managers. Donate to America...

Duration:01:15:19

#MeToo Meets Climate Adaptation: Author Elizabeth Rush Rises to the Climate Challenge

11/9/2018
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In episode 77 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons is joined by author and professor, Elizabeth Rush. Elizabeth discusses her recent book, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. Doug and Elizabeth dig in to the positive reaction it’s received, her book tour, and they take a deep dive on how vulnerability to climate change relates to the #MeToo movement. It’s a provocative and enlightening conversation. And we have a bit of fun too. Donate to America Adapts To Subscribe to the America...

Duration:00:52:38