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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

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

Fair Dinkum: Adapting in the Bush from Queensland, Australia

10/18/2018
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In episode 76 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons takes a journey to Queensland, Australia to learn how Natural Resource Management (NRM) bodies are adapting to climate change. Learn how these unique organizations are engaging with their rural communities on this important topic. Doug talks with experts from these NRM bodies ; aboriginal efforts at adaptation and carbon sequestration; and hear from two long time outback ranchers on what it means to work the land, how climate change is impacting...

Duration:01:57:12

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