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A changing climate presents humanity with only one option: adapt. Join your host, Doug Parsons for America's leading podcast on climate change - America Adapts! Each episode, Doug sits down with scientists, activists, policymakers, and journalists to discuss the tough questions facing this country and the world as we confront humanity's greatest challenge. Question your assumptions, refresh your perspective, and become part of the climate movement that will determine our planet's future, right here on the America Adapts podcast.

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A changing climate presents humanity with only one option: adapt. Join your host, Doug Parsons for America's leading podcast on climate change - America Adapts! Each episode, Doug sits down with scientists, activists, policymakers, and journalists to discuss the tough questions facing this country and the world as we confront humanity's greatest challenge. Question your assumptions, refresh your perspective, and become part of the climate movement that will determine our planet's future, right here on the America Adapts podcast.

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The Center for Heat Resilient Communities gets a NOAA Grant with Dr. Kelly Turner and Dr. Ladd Keith

6/3/2024
In episode 207 of America Adapts, Dr. Kelly Turner of UCLA and Dr. Ladd Keith at the University of Arizona join host Doug Parsons to discuss groundbreaking work in extreme heat governance and planning, specifically focusing on the recent NOAA grant awarded to launch the Center for Heat Resilient Communities. The grant aims to enhance heat resilience in communities by encouraging connections between stakeholders and the federal government, with a heavy emphasis on climate justice and environmental justice as part of President Biden’s Justice40 initiative. The discussion also covers federally funded research programs supporting rural and tribal communities with heat resilience, mapping shade equity nationally, and initiatives on indoor cooling. Kelly and Ladd encourage involvement in the field of heat policy and governance, inviting individuals to reach out and engage with the three year project. Topics covered: NOAA Grant Overview Biden Administration's Role Principals and Key Partners/Community Partnerships Heat Resilient Communities Framework Evaluating Heat Resilience Policies Training Future Heat Leaders Funding and Support for Communities Climate and Environmental Justice Media Coverage of Extreme Heat Plug for Other Research Programs for Kelly and Ladd Call to Action: Visit heat.gov Principal Researchers for the Grant: Dr. V. Kelly Turner, UCLA (lead) Dr. Ladd Keith, University of Arizona Dr. Sara Meerow, Arizona State University Transcript of episode available here. Quotes from the episode: Dr. Kelly Turner: Really, there are two main goals. One is to to create a robust framework across a diverse set of contexts that communities could use to do heat resilience work. And so we have a series of six cores that the whole center is organized around. So the first goal is for us to create this framework. And the second goal is to then fund and to support communities. So 10 communities per year over three years to test that framework and refine it. And I could get into a little bit about each one of the cores if that's of interest. Dr. Ladd Keith And we'll be co-developing essentially this heat resilient framework that the communities will be going through. And it involves all the cores and is really focused on supporting heat action planning at the local level and really drawing on that network of experts that we have involved in the center. I think one of the exciting things is we'll be co-developing this heat resilient framework with the communities that we're working with. And of Of course, we'll be supporting the initial 30 communities, but we'll also be putting a lot of that information on heat.gov so that it's accessible to all of the other 19,000 communities in the United States. And another part of it that's really exciting is all of the lessons that we're going to learn through the center is feeding that back to federal agencies and really partnering with them so they know how to better support community heat planning as well. Check out the America Adapts Media Kit here! Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Links in this episode: Center for Heat Resilient Communities Biden-Harris Administration invests $4.55 million for community heat resilience through Investing in America agenda UCLA to lead the Center of Excellence for Heat Resilient Communities ASU is lead partner in new national Center for Heat Resilient Communities New federally funded center will rely on UArizona expertise to help communities manage extreme heat Living Planet Podcast Promotion in this episode: Podcast: Deep Dive: Reviving repair culture Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/laddkeith/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/v-kelly-turner-a321a21b/ Donate to America Adapts Follow...

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ICR24: Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference hosted by Battelle

5/17/2024
In episode 206 of America Adapts, the podcast partnered with Battelle for their third annual Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference, ICR24. The conference took place April 22-24th in Washington, D.C. at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Keynote speakers and attendees join the pod to share their experiences in climate adaptation and also discuss highlights from the conference. The event attracted senior level federal officials along with emerging adaptation professionals from the private sector. The themes of the conference were resilience, mitigation and sustainability and you learn how Battelle, through the conference, is prioritizing adaptation. This is the third ICR and the first to be hosted in the nation’s capital. You’ll also hear from a high school student who won Battelle’s Climate Challenge - the future of adaptation is in good hands. ICR24 isn't just any conference; it's a convergence of minds, bringing together environmental professionals, scientists, researchers, students, and key leaders. Experts in this Episode: Matt Vaughan - President, Applied Science & Technology at Battelle Dr. Rick Spinrad – Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere & NOAA Administrator Dina Esposito – Assistant to the Administrator for the Bureau for Resilience, Environment, and Food Security (REFS) at USAID Lauren Risi – Program Director of the Environmental Change and Security Program at the Wilson Center Matt Huddleston - Senior Data Analytics Consultant at Resilient Analytics Dr. Nadia Seeteram - Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University's Climate School Emilie Mazzacurati - Co-Founder & Managing Partner of Tailwind Taylor Dimsdale - Senior Fellow, Climate and Disaster Resilience, Fors Marsh Faith Qin - Student Check out the America Adapts Media Kit here! Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. The third annual Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference (ICR24) took place on April 22-24, 2024, in Washington, DC. ICR24 WEBSITE https://www.battelle.org/conferences/conference-on-innovations-in-climate-resilience Linkedin ICR24 Web page Photos taken at ICR24 To learn about partnering with Battelle, contact Lisa Avedon. EMAIL CONTACTS · General email climateconf@battelle.org · Media inquiry contact - TR Massey masseytr@battelle.org INFORMATION DOWNLOADS · ICR22 on-demand: Access all proceedings, presentations, videos, and photos here · ICR23 on-demand: Access all proceedings, presentations, videos, and photos here Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://twitter.com/Battelle https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ https://www.linkedin.com/showcase/innovations-in-climate-resilience-conference/posts/?feedView=all Links in this episode: https://www.battelle.org/conferences/conference-on-innovations-in-climate-resilience/on-demand/icr24/photo-gallery?_gl=1*1cv6v4r*_ga*MTI3MDUzMzgyNC4xNjk1MDU5MzE1*_ga_STK7503CND*MTcxNTk0NzgyMS41MS4wLjE3MTU5NDc4MjEuNjAuMC4w Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Follow/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1 https://www.frbsf.org/community-development/publications/community-development-investment-review/2019/october/strategies-to-address-climate-change-low-moderate-income-communities/ Podcasts...

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On the Move: The Overheating Earth and the Uprooting of America with Abrahm Lustgarten

5/7/2024
In episode 205 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Abrahm Lustgarten, an investigative climate reporter and author from Propublica. Abrahm discusses his work on climate change and migration and highlights his coverage of various climate-related issues such as water scarcity, sea level rise and wildfire. Abrahm’s book, "On the Move," explores climate-driven migration in the United States. He traveled the country learning how areas are preparing, or not, for the impacts of climate change. He goes on the ground and interviews people in the heart of these climate impact zones. You’ll learn the unique struggles people have as it becomes increasingly expensive…and dangerous…to live in these impact zones. We also discuss how the media is doing covering climate migration and what the government can potentially do to help with this growing threat. And an all new episode tradition, Doug's "Hot Take"! Topics covered: Abrahm Lustgartenand climate journalism Abrahm’s Book: "On the Move" Reporting at ProPublica Winners and Losers of Climate Migration Ecological Impact of Climate Migration Media Coverage of Climate Migration Book Promotion and Tour Future Project on Societal Conflict from Climate Migration Quotes from Abrahm Lustgarten in episode: I think all we can say about that is that we all can anticipate an era of great change and I think it'll scramble the map. It's hard to know when that'll happen, when there's a tipping point, both in terms of people moving or what that means for politics. But I think that all that I could say about that is that I wouldn't be surprised if 25 years from now, the electoral map looks entirely different from how it does today in part in response to the kind of changes that I write about… So we're having this kind of scary conversation about the economics of home values in California. And then that particular day, I was looking out my window into the wildland urban interface in the suburban place that I that I live in. And I was like, Hey, wait, Jesse, I live right one of these spots you're describing, should I and he just cut me off and presumed my question was, should I live in a place that I live in? should I move? And he was like, yes, get out of there. You got to go. That was three or four years ago and I haven't moved yet. Check out the America Adapts Media Kit here! Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Links in this episode: https://www.propublica.org/people/abrahm-lustgarten https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abrahm_Lustgarten https://www.npr.org/2024/03/26/1239904742/how-climate-driven-migration-could-change-the-face-of-the-u-s https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374171735/onthemove https://abrahm.com/ https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2024/03/climate-migration-rust-belt-economy/677856/ Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Follow/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1 https://www.frbsf.org/community-development/publications/community-development-investment-review/2019/october/strategies-to-address-climate-change-low-moderate-income-communities/ Podcasts in the Classroom – Discussion guides now available for the latest episode of America Adapts. These guides can be used...

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CNN’s Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir Adapts to Climate Change

4/16/2024
In episode 204 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Bill Weir, the Chief Climate Correspondent at CNN. Bill shares his insights into how climate change now intersects with every aspect of our lives, transforming all beats into climate beats. Drawing from his experiences covering climate stories, he emphasizes the power of storytelling. We delve into the inspiration behind his book, "Life As We Know It," which looks at positive climate stories all inspired by the birth of his son. Critiquing mainstream media's coverage of climate change, he calls for a shift towards highlighting adaptation and innovation over sensational disasters. Bill unveils his upcoming special, "Adaptation Nation," and shares the joys and challenges of interviewing icons like Paul McCartney. Bill will leave you with some practical advice on how you can bring climate communication into the important adaptation work you’re doing. Join us as we explore the interconnectedness of climate with our lives and the transformative power of storytelling in shaping our collective response to the greatest challenge of our time. Topics covered: Embracing the Climate Beat The Human Element of Climate Stories Inspiring Innovations in Climate Adaptation Life Lessons Through Earth Day Letters The Aftermath of the Paradise Fire Challenging Assumptions in Climate Adaptation The Complexities of Water Management in Arizona The Media's Role in Climate Change Communication The Importance of Climate Adaptation Professionals Practical Insights for Adaptation Practitioners Interviewing Paul McCartney Recommendation: Sid Kitson, Developer of Babcock Ranch Quotes: Bill Weir: “We’re all going to be climate reporters.” “I'm an omnivore, but when they created a climate desk at CNN, it occurred to me that this is the beat that includes all the other beats.” “This is not the earth systems of your grandfather anymore. And all of these stories are connected. So oftentimes I'm, yelling at my TV set while there's some sort of a cataclysmic, something's happening somewhere that is getting national attention. And I'm just like, say it, stay the words, say the words, climate change!” Check out the America Adapts Media Kit here! Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Waterfront Conference hosted by the Waterfront Alliance. May 21, 2024, New York City Links in this episode: https://www.chroniclebooks.com/products/untitled-by-bill-weir https://www.cnn.com/shows/wonder-list https://twitter.com/BillWeirCNN?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor https://www.facebook.com/billweir/ https://www.billweirclimate.com Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Follow/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1 https://www.frbsf.org/community-development/publications/community-development-investment-review/2019/october/strategies-to-address-climate-change-low-moderate-income-communities/ Podcasts in the Classroom – Discussion guides now available for the latest episode of America Adapts. These guides can be used by educators at all levels. Check them out here! The 10 Best Sustainability Podcasts for Environmental Business...

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Life, Liberty and Climate Data: The Privatization of a Public Good

3/19/2024
In episode 203 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Justin Mankin. Justin is a climate scientist and associate professor at Dartmouth College. Doug and Justin discuss his provocative column in the New York Times on climate data accessibility – should tax funded climate data remain a public good. Justin also explains the intricacies of climate modeling and the ethical considerations of private sector involvement. Justin also emphasizes the significance of aligning private and public sector efforts for effective climate adaptation. Doug and Justin discuss the importance of having a National Adaptation Plan and Justin also highlights the work of his students in climate impact attribution and loss and damage research. America Adapts is increasingly covering the issue of climate data and modeling and in this thought providing discussion, we learn about the ethical considerations of privatizing a public good. Topics covered: Understanding Climate Models The Right to Climate Data Legal Implications of Climate Data Accuracy Interaction with Private Sector on Climate Science Free Climate Models vs. Paid Models Importance of National Adaptation Plan National Resilience Framework vs. National Adaptation Plan Dr. Mankin's Student Research Projects Recommendation for Future Guest: Erin Mayfield and Klaus Keller Quotes: Dr. Justin Mankin: “I think there's a gigantic gap between the science I do and the decision relevance of it.” “My investigations, which are fundamentally about informing adaptation and risk management of climate change that science is paid for,? And to the extent that science is linked back to people's tax dollars. I have an absolute imperative to communicate my science to whoever will listen.” “And that means that a national adaptation plan would establish minimal require informational requirements and make those data to inform adaptation decisions available to people in a legible format, right?” Check out the America Adapts Media Kit here! Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Waterfront Conference hosted by the Waterfront Alliance. May 21, 2024, New York City Links in this episode: https://jsmankin.github.io/ The People Have a Right to Climate Data https://www.nytimes.com/2024/01/20/opinion/climate-risk-disasters-data.html https://www.cnbc.com/video/2018/03/07/full-interview-the-business-of-weather-forecasting.html Research: Globally unequal effect of extreme heat on economic growth https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.add3726 Persistent effect of El Niño on global economic growth https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.adf2983 The third annual Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference (ICR24) takes place on April 22-24, 2024, in Washington, DC. This toolkit is meant to help share messaging and information with your audiences. ICR24 WEBSITE https://www.battelle.org/conferences/conference-on-innovations-in-climate-resilience EMAIL CONTACTS · General email climateconf@battelle.org · Media inquiry contact - TR Massey masseytr@battelle.org INFORMATION DOWNLOADS · ICR22 on-demand: Access all proceedings, presentations, videos, and photos here · ICR23 on-demand: Access all proceedings, presentations, videos, and photos here IMPORTANT KEY DATES · Abstract Submission Deadline – December 11, 2023 – Submission link · Early Bird Registration Opens – November 1, 2023 – Registration link o Early Bird Registration Deadline - February 16, 2024 o Standard Registration Closes - April 15, 2024 Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://twitter.com/Battelle Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and...

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The Moral Case for Climate Reparations + Climate Justice with Maxine Burkett Re-release

2/27/2024
In episode 202 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Maxine Burkett, a Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. We’re taking a dive into the podcast archive and I’m rereleasing this previously and extremely popular episode: The Moral Case for Climate Reparations + Climate Justice with Maxine Burkett. Maxine is a Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. We talked about the state of climate migration; as we adapt, what will dominate, peaceful approaches to adaptation or more conflict oriented approaches; Differences in Climate justice in the global north and the global south. And Repairing relationships through climate reparations and Maxine makes a compelling case that reparations are a way forward to helping frontline communities adapt to climate change.. You’re going to enjoy this conversation. In this episode, Doug and Maxine discuss: the moral and intellectual case for climate reparations; climate migration; differences in climate justice in the global north and the global south; will adaptation take a peaceful or conflict oriented approach in the years ahead; and adaptation studies at the University of Hawaii. Transcript for this episode available here. Topics covered: Background onThe Institute for Climate and PeaceThe state of climate migration.As we adapt, what will dominate, peaceful approaches to adaptation or more conflict oriented approaches?Differences in Climate justice in the global north and the global south.Response differences between climate change and covid-19.Repairing relationships through climate reparations.Carbon based climate reparations.Reparations and their role in helping frontline communities adapt.Climate reparations are meant to ‘rebuild trust’. Learn about the climate program at the University of Hawaii. Check out the America Adapts Media Kit here! Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Waterfront Conference hosted by the Waterfront Alliance. May 21, 2024, New York City Links in this episode: https://www.law.hawaii.edu/personnel/burkett/maxine https://www.climateandpeace.org/people A Pathway To Peace: Ideas For A New And More Resilient Reality The Future of Climate Change and Peace Youth Leadership Needed In Time Of Climate Uncertainty Research: Behind the Veil: Climate Migration, Regime Shift, and a New Theory of Justice In Search of Refuge: Pacific Islands, Climate-Induced Migration, and the Legal Frontier *On the potential for current climate ligation to address racial inequity, please see Litigating Separate and Equal. *On equity and reparations, please see Climate Reparations. This is a relatively older piece, but is a nice precursor to my current contribution to the Lancet Commission on Reparations and Redistributive Justice for which I serve as the climate section lead. *On small island vulnerability and deterritorialized statehood, please see The Nation Ex-Situ. The third annual Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference (ICR24) takes place on April 22-24, 2024, in Washington, DC. This toolkit is meant to help share messaging and information with your audiences. ICR24 WEBSITE https://www.battelle.org/conferences/conference-on-innovations-in-climate-resilience EMAIL CONTACTS · General email climateconf@battelle.org · Media inquiry contact - TR Massey masseytr@battelle.org INFORMATION DOWNLOADS · ICR22 on-demand: Access all proceedings, presentations, videos, and photos here · ICR23 on-demand: Access all proceedings, presentations, videos, and photos here IMPORTANT KEY DATES · Abstract Submission Deadline – December 11, 2023 – Submission link · Early Bird Registration Opens – November 1, 2023 – Registration link o Early Bird Registration Deadline - February 16, 2024 o Standard Registration Closes - April 15, 2024 Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and...

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Adapting to Climate Change: Exploring America's Leadership in Climate Resilience with Battelle

2/20/2024
In episode 201 of America Adapts, I'm partnering with Battelle on their Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference, ICR24, taking place April 22-24th in the heart of Washington, DC. ICR24 isn't just any conference; it's a convergence of minds, bringing together environmental professionals, scientists, researchers, students, and key leaders from the White House, Department of Energy, National Labs, Department of Defense, industry, and academia. In this episode, we have a lineup of expert guests who will delve into the core of climate resilience. First up is Justin Sanchez, a technical fellow at Battelle. Justin will ground us in Battelle's unique approach to resilience and share insights into their early work in climate adaptation. He'll also provide an exclusive preview of what to expect at ICR24. Following Justin, we're joined by John Conger of Conger Strategies. With extensive experience working in Congress and holding senior leadership positions at the Department of Defense, John will shed light on the crucial role of the public sector in climate resilience. We'll round out the discussion with Katie MacDonald from the group Tailwind, who will illuminate the strides the private sector is making in the adaptation space. It's been a long time coming, and Kate will share some encouraging news and experiences from the forefront of private sector innovation. America has been a frontrunner in climate adaptation, and our three dynamic guests today will energize you with insights into the amazing developments happening right now. We'll continue this conversation at ICR24, and for more details about the event, be sure to check out the show notes for relevant links. We’ll see you in DC! Transcript of this episode available here. Experts in this Episode: Justin Sanchez - Technical Fellow at Battelle John Conger - Conger Strategies & Solution Katie MacDonald – Co-founder Tailwind Check out the America Adapts Media Kit here! Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. The third annual Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference (ICR24) takes place on April 22-24, 2024, in Washington, DC. This toolkit is meant to help share messaging and information with your audiences. ICR24 WEBSITE https://www.battelle.org/conferences/conference-on-innovations-in-climate-resilience EMAIL CONTACTS · General email climateconf@battelle.org · Media inquiry contact - TR Massey masseytr@battelle.org INFORMATION DOWNLOADS · ICR22 on-demand: Access all proceedings, presentations, videos, and photos here · ICR23 on-demand: Access all proceedings, presentations, videos, and photos here IMPORTANT KEY DATES · Abstract Submission Deadline – December 11, 2023 – Submission link · Early Bird Registration Opens – November 1, 2023 – Registration link o Early Bird Registration Deadline - February 23rd, 2024 o Standard Registration Closes - April 15, 2024 Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://twitter.com/Battelle Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Follow/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue...

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The U.S. Department of Defense's Energy and Environment Innovation Symposium – Focus on Resilience with SERDP + ESTCP

2/6/2024
In the epic 200 episode of America Adapts, we’re partnering with the U.S. Department of Defense and highlighting the adaptation research they support. In this episode, we're turning our focus to The Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program, or SERDP, at the DoD and the Energy and Environment Innovation Symposium they hosted in late 2023. As the architects of innovation and research, you will hear how the DoD is interacting with partners and providing resilience research for military installations and other civilian applications. Get ready to explore topics ranging from surprise events to E-DNA, and that's just the tip of the iceberg in terms of the groundbreaking research conducted at SERDP. We’re taking you behind the scenes to understand what it truly means to take a research idea, secure funding, and see it through to real-world applications in the field. SERDP is actively exploring ways to expedite this process. Throughout this episode, you'll hear from a diverse range of voices – university researchers, DoD staff, policy experts, and those actively working in climate adaptation. What a fantastic way to celebrate our 200 episode – working with the U.S. Department of Defense! This episode was generously sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense. A transcript of this episode is available here. Experts interviewed (in order of appearance): Dr. Kimberly Spangler - Director of SERDP and ESTCP Erin Looney - Technical Staff - Energy Systems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory Dr. Daniel Eisenberg - Research Assistant Professor of Operations Research at the Naval Postgraduate School Kevin Hiers - Department of Defense Program Manager for Resilience at SERDP Deb Loomis - Senior Advisor for Climate Change to the Secretary of the Navy Michelle Michaels - Arctic Portfolio Manager, SERDP & ESTCP Lisa Miller - Senior Manager for Sustainability at Noblis John Conger - Conger Strategies & Solution Abigail Rice - Research Biologist at US Army Corps of EngineersDr. Jinelle Sperry - Adjunct Assistant Professor, US Army ERDC-CERL Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ Links in this episode: Energy and Environment Innovation Symposium https://www.dodinnovationsymposium.org/Home The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment Climate Program: https://www.acq.osd.mil/eie/eer/cr/cc/index.html Agenda: The Department of Defense's (DoD) Energy and Environment Innovation Symposium The third annual Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference (ICR24) takes place on April 22-24, 2024, in Washington, DC. This toolkit is meant to help share messaging and information with your audiences. ICR24 Website https://www.battelle.org/conferences/conference-on-innovations-in-climate-resilience IMPORTANT KEY DATES · Abstract Submission Deadline – December 11, 2023 – Submission link Early Bird Registration Opens –November 1, 2023 –Registration linkEarly Bird Registration Deadline- February 16, 2024Standard Registration Closes- April 15, 2024 Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Follow/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue...

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Top Climate Stories of 2023 and Behind the Scenes with the America Adapts Podcast

1/29/2024
In episode 199 America Adapts, it is a recap of 2023. In this episode, we highlight the top climate stories of 2023 and also discuss some of our favorite America Adapts episodes of the past year. Joining the pod is Anita Van Breda of Wildlife Wildlife Fund, Monika Serrano of Turner Construction and Jessica Mederson of the law firm Stafford Rosenbaum. In addition, there are two short bonus interviews: Dr. Refilew Mofoke, a professor from South Africa, joins the episode to talk about her new podcast the Plastic Planet Podcast, focusing on plastics and what they mean for the marine environment. And finally Stephen Robert Miller, an independent journalist, joins the pod to discuss his new book, Over the Seawall, Tsunamis, Cyclones, Drought, and the Delusion of Controlling Nature. These are always fun episodes where we discuss current events and go behind the scenes on the podcast. Enjoy! Experts in this Episode: Anita Van Breda - Senior Director, Environment and Disaster Management, World Wildlife Fund Monika Serrano - Resilience Program Manage, Turner Construction Jessica Mederson – Attorney, Stafford Rosenbaum Law firm Dr Refilwe P Mofokeng - Professor, University of Stellenbosch Stephen Robert Miller – Independent Journalist Check out the America Adapts Media Kit here! Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ https://www.instagram.com/america_adapts/?hl=en Resources and Links in this episode: Adapt: Climate Change and the Built Environment Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/adapt-climate-change-and-the-built-environment/id1722992677 https://open.spotify.com/show/4UQqG7aRrg3aYIK8FlUg7D https://plasticplanetpodcast.com/podcast/ https://islandpress.org/books/over-seawall The third annual Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference (ICR24) takes place on April 22-24, 2024, in Washington, DC. This toolkit is meant to help share messaging and information with your audiences. ICR24 Website https://www.battelle.org/conferences/conference-on-innovations-in-climate-resilience IMPORTANT KEY DATES · Abstract Submission Deadline – December 11, 2023 – Submission link Early Bird Registration Opens –November 1, 2023 –Registration linkEarly Bird Registration Deadline- February 16, 2024Standard Registration Closes- April 15, 2024 Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Hey Adapters, I'm excited to announce a new partnership with Atmos. America Adapts has been selected as one of the non-profits that gets direct donations when you start banking with Atmos, the world's most climate-focused bank account. From solar loans, cash-back checking to high yield savings accounts, Atmos is 'banking with a purpose.' When you open a bank account you can increase your monthly savings rate when you regularly support their select list of non profits working for a sustainable future. Yes, there are other options besides America Adapts...like Amazon Watch, 1% for the Planet, Grist, Project Drawdown and many more. Please watch the short video below to get a specific explanation of what Atmos offers. America Adapts gets individual donors because we're a 501(c)3, but Atmos might be a better fit, as you get banking services with your donations.. Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Follow/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk...

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Building Resilient Communities: The Tech Revolution in Floodplain Management with Forerunner

1/22/2024
In episode 198 America Adapts, we’re partnering with Forerunner, a software company that works with local governments to help them with disaster management, flood risk and adapting to future impacts of climate change. Our discussion will feature insights from floodplain managers operating in both riverine flooding areas and coastal flood zones. These flooding experts are on the ground, finding ways to help their communities with extreme flooding and changes expected with a changing climate. The episode delves into the increasing role of technology in their work, emphasizing the crucial aspects of communication and outreach to garner community support for the establishment of effective flood prevention programs. Susanna Pho, co-founder of Forerunner, shares with us how climate analytics and technology are helping some of these front line adapters, in this case, flood plain managers, to do their jobs more effectively. Exploring the practical experiences of these managers and the tools they find instrumental in advancing flood and disaster risk management offers useful insights for your own adaptation planning. Transcript of episode available here. https://www.americaadapts.org/episodes/building-resilient-communities-the-tech-revolution-in-floodplain-management-with-forerunner This episode was generously sponsored by Forerunner. Experts in this Episode: Susanna Pho – Co-founder and COO of Forerunner Maggie Talley – Director of Floodplain Management & Hazard Mitigation, Jefferson Parish, Lousiana Seamus Riley - Floodplain Manager/CRS Specialist, Jefferson Parish, Lousiana Michael Thulen - Construction Official and Floodplain Administrator Del Schwalls - President, Schwalls Consulting LLC, Engineering & Floodplain Management Solutions Mathew Langley - Floodplain Administrator, Development Services City of Cedar Rapids Check out the America Adapts Media Kit here! Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ https://www.instagram.com/america_adapts/?hl=en Resources and Links in this episode: https://www.withforerunner.com/ https://www.withforerunner.com/case-study/jefferson-parish-la https://www.withforerunner.com/case-study/cedar-rapids-ia The third annual Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference (ICR24) takes place on April 22-24, 2024, in Washington, DC. This toolkit is meant to help share messaging and information with your audiences. ICR24 Website https://www.battelle.org/conferences/conference-on-innovations-in-climate-resilience IMPORTANT KEY DATES · Abstract Submission Deadline – December 11, 2023 – Submission link Early Bird Registration Opens –November 1, 2023 –Registration linkEarly Bird Registration Deadline- February 16, 2024Standard Registration Closes- April 15, 2024 Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Hey Adapters, I'm excited to announce a new partnership with Atmos. America Adapts has been selected as one of the non-profits that gets direct donations when you start banking with Atmos, the world's most climate-focused bank account. From solar loans, cash-back checking to high yield savings accounts, Atmos is 'banking with a purpose.' When you open a bank account you can increase your monthly savings rate when you regularly support their select list of non profits working for a sustainable future. Yes, there are other options besides America Adapts...like Amazon Watch, 1% for the Planet, Grist, Project Drawdown and many more. Please watch the short video below to get a specific explanation of what Atmos offers. America Adapts gets individual donors because we're a 501(c)3, but Atmos might be a better fit, as you get banking services with your donations.. Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested...

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The Ultimate Guide to the National Climate Assessment (NCA5) - The Podcast

1/8/2024
In episode 197 America Adapts, we’ve got something special for you - the ultimate guide to the fifth edition of the National Climate Assessment. Joining the pod is the director of the NCA, Allison Crimmins who provides a 30,000-foot level view of what’s in NCA5. Then regular contributor – and executive producer of America Adapts – Dr. Jesse Keenan of Tulane University joins the episode and we take a deep dive on what’s in the assessment. Jesse will be your guide through the assessment, as he analyzes and provides expert insights into its positive aspects and benefits. Finally, Dr. Eric Tate of Princeton University – and co-author of the adaptation chapter of NCA5 – wraps up the episode. All three offer their advice on how you can leverage the NCA in your adaptation planning and climate communications. In the world of climate adaptation, finding a common language can be challenging, but embracing the NCA can be a game-changer, helping those doing work in ESG, Sustainability, resilience and adaptation planning find common ground. If you've ever felt intimidated by the sheer size of the assessment and wondered how it can be relevant to your work, this episode is tailor-made for you. This is a doozy of an episode, so share it in your networks! Transcript of this episode available here. Experts in this Episode: Allison Crimmins - Director, National Climate Assessment (Starting Minute 1:33) Dr. Jesse Keenan - Favrot II Associate Professor of Sustainable Real Estate and Urban Planning within the faculty of the School of Architecture at Tulane University (Starting Minute 25:17) Dr. Eric Tate - Professor of Public Affairs in the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (Starting Minute 2:09:41) Topics Covered: Introduction to NCA5 and its purpose Key differences in NCA5 compared to previous editions Advice for using the climate assessment effectively Sustaining the assessment with podcasts and other communication methods Introduction to Dr. Jesse Keenan and the Fifth National Climate Assessment Private landowners and their adoption of climate assessment in management. Regulatory actions, subsidies, and market-based incentives in forestry. The paradox of growth and adaptation in coastal areas The tension between desiring radical change and agency over transformation Fisheries: Challenges and Barriers to Adaptation Agriculture: Diversifying Crops and Improving Resilience Rural Communities: The Need for Institutional Capacity in Adaptation Managed Relocation and its Implications Risk Assessment Tools and Calculating Resilience Benefits Trade-offs and Collateral Impacts of Adaptation Measures Extreme Heat: The Number One Climate Killer Tribal and Indigenous Communities Leading Climate Resilience Lessons for Tribal Communities and Beyond Adaptation: Cost, Effectiveness, and Economic Rationalization Financial Barriers to Climate Adaptation The Need for Cooperative Investments in Adaptation Key Messages and Themes in the Adaptation Chapter Dr. Tate's Perspective on Centering Equity in Adaptation Check out the America Adapts Media Kit here! Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ https://www.instagram.com/america_adapts/?hl=en Resources and Links in this episode: https://www.keenanclimate.com/ https://www.globalchange.gov/staff/allison-crimmins https://cpree.princeton.edu/people/eric-tate https://nca2023.globalchange.gov/ Adaptation Chapter of NCA5 https://nca2023.globalchange.gov/chapter/31/ ICR24 Website https://www.battelle.org/conferences/conference-on-innovations-in-climate-resilience IMPORTANT KEY DATES · Abstract Submission Deadline – December 11, 2023 – Submission link Early Bird Registration Opens –November 1, 2023...

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Transformational Adaptation with the Climate Science Alliance: The 2023 San Diego Climate Summit

11/26/2023
In episode 196 America Adapts, we partnered with the Climate Science Alliance to cover their Climate Summit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. Experts, speakers and participants from the Summit are highlighted in this episode. We kick things off with Dr. Amber Pairis of the Alliance setting the stage for the Alliance’s approach to transformational adaptation, emphasizing community-centered approaches, resilience, and relationship building. Multiple tribal voices share the importance of indigenous approaches to climate adaptation. The summit was a rousing event with many diverse voices sharing their perspectives on transformational adaptation. You’ll also hear how art and culture play a critical role in how society is going to adapt to the impacts of climate change. Looking ahead, the Alliance aspires to build on their momentum, encouraging others to adopt their transformational adaptation model and fostering partnerships. The episode highlights the power of collective action and offers insights for organizations on a similar adaptation journey. This episode was generously sponsored by the Climate Science Alliance Transcript of this episode available here. Experts in this Episode: Dr. Amber Pairis - Founder and Lead Advisor of the Climate Science Alliance Paula Ezcurra - Operations and Grants Manager, Climate Science Alliance Martha Rodriguez - Sycuan Cultural Dept. Director, Instructor Nikki Cooley - Co-manager for the Institute for Tribal Environmental Professionals’ Tribal Climate Change Program Lauran Engeman - Coastal Climate Resilience Specialist at California Sea Grant Amy Larson – Grants Program Director at the California Wildlife Foundation Angela Mooney D’Arcy - founder and Executive Director of the Sacred Places Institute for Indigenous Peoples Richelle Ellis - Artist, Curator, Analog Astronaut connecting Art + Science Dr. Megan Jennings - Conservation ecologist and Co-Director of San Diego State's Institute for Ecological Monitoring and Management Althea Walker - Co-Director and Community Resilience Lead for the Climate Science Alliance Check out the America Adapts Media Kit here! Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ https://www.instagram.com/america_adapts/?hl=en Resources and Links in this episode: https://www.climatesciencealliance.org/2023-climate-summit Summit summary and photo gallery with you, both of which can be found on our webpage: www.climatesciencealliance.org/2023-climate-summit https://www.climatesciencealliance.org/building-resilience Stay up to date on projects, trainings, and more from the Climate Science Alliance and their partners. Subscribe to our newsletter Follow up on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube Letter of Relationality The third annual Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference (ICR24) takes place on April 22-24, 2024, in Washington, DC. This toolkit is meant to help share messaging and information with your audiences. ICR24 Website https://www.battelle.org/conferences/conference-on-innovations-in-climate-resilience IMPORTANT KEY DATES · Abstract Submission Deadline – December 11, 2023 – Submission link Early Bird Registration Opens –November 1, 2023 –Registration linkEarly Bird Registration Deadline- February 16, 2024Standard Registration Closes- April 15, 2024 Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Hey Adapters, I'm excited to announce a new partnership with Atmos. America Adapts has been selected as one of the non-profits that gets direct donations when you start banking with Atmos, the world's most climate-focused bank account. From solar loans, cash-back checking to high yield savings accounts, Atmos is 'banking with a purpose.' When you open a bank account you can...

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Climate Risk and Insurance: Improving Equity, Enhancing Resilience, and Stabilizing Markets – Conference Podcast

11/6/2023
In episode 194 of America Adapts, we take a deep dive on climate risk and the insurance sector. Earlier in the fall host Doug Parsons attended a two day conference hosted at American University in Washington DC. The conference was organized by Environmental Defense Fund, SBP and American University. The event brought together experts that focus on the role of insurance when it comes to building equity in disaster recovery, reducing future losses, expanding coverage with new innovations, and managing increasing climate-related disasters. You’ll hear the need for insurance companies to conduct climate risk analysis and the role of government in addressing these issues. Experts at this conference laid the intellectual groundwork on where the insurance industry will need to go and you’ll hear highlights in this episode. This episode was generously sponsored by Environmental Defense Fund. Transcripts available here. Agenda from the Climate Risk conference available here. Video recordings from the Climate Risk Conference available here. Dr. Carolyn Kousky, Associate Vice President for Economics and Policy at Environmental Defense Fund Francis Bouchard, Managing Director, Climate, Marsh McLennan Helen Wiley, Disaster Preparedness Program Director, SBPJanelle Kellerman, Founder The Center for Sea Rise SolutionsRob Moore, Senior Policy Analyst, People & Communities Program, Natural Resources Defense Council Theodora Makris, Program Manager at Center for NYC Neighborhoods Kate Stillwell, Founder of Jumpstart Insurance Doug Heller, Director of Insurance, Consumer Federation of America Topics covered: Managing climate riskReducing Inequities in RecoveryCommunity Models of InsuranceInsurance and Local Government Financial NeedsEscalating Climate Risk and Insurance MarketsRethinking public and private strategies for risk transferLinking flood insurance to buyouts Check out the America Adapts Media Kit here! Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ https://www.instagram.com/america_adapts/?hl=en Resources and Links in this episode: Inclusive Insurance for Climate-Related Disasters: A Roadmap for the United States SBP’s Prepare Program Harnessing Risk Transfer to Support Immediate Post-Disaster Needs of Low- and Moderate-Income Households: A Meso-Insurance Pilot in New York City Improving the Post-Flood Financial Resilience of Lower-Income Households through Insurance Community-Based Catastrophe Insurance Parametric Insurance for Disasters Can Insurance Save us from Climate Disaster? Background on home buyouts: https://www.nrdc.org/bio/anna-weber/going-under-post-flood-buyouts-take-years-complete Jumpstart Insurance California Climate Insurance Working Group Learn your flood risk now: https://www.floodhelpny.org/ Battelle's third annual Innovations in Climate Resilience Conference (ICR24) takes place on April 22-24, 2024, in Washington, DC. This toolkit is meant to help share messaging and information with your audiences. ICR24 Website https://www.battelle.org/conferences/conference-on-innovations-in-climate-resilience IMPORTANT KEY DATES · Abstract Submission Deadline – December 11, 2023 – Submission link Early Bird Registration Opens – November 1, 2023 – Registration linkEarly Bird Registration Deadline - February 16, 2024Standard Registration Closes - April 15, 2024 Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Hey Adapters, I'm excited to announce a new partnership with Atmos. America Adapts has been selected as one of the non-profits that gets direct donations when you start banking with Atmos, the world's most climate-focused bank account. From solar loans, cash-back checking to high yield savings accounts, Atmos is 'banking with a purpose.'...

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Empowering Youth for Nature-Based Flood Management: World Wildlife Fund’s Flood Green Guide Youth Champions Program

10/22/2023
In episode 194 of America Adapts, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) returns to continue the 'Flood Green Guide' series focused on nature based approaches to flood risk management. This is a follow up to the episodes from 2018 published shortly after the release of their “Natural and Nature Based Flood Management: A Green Guide, better known now around the world as the Flood Green Guide. In the intervening years, despite setbacks by the pandemic, WWF has been busy doing trainings on the flood green guide and in this episode, we're exploring how WWF engages youth in flood risk and management. We'll hear from young individuals worldwide, sharing their experiences with flooding and their thoughts on nature-based approaches to flood risk management and the importance of art, science, and engaging communities. We’ll discuss why WWF is launching a new Flood Green Guide Youth Champion initiative, the importance of including youth in flood risk reduction strategies and some of the barriers young leaders face while trying to make meaningful change. And we’ll hear from a group of young professionals who traveled to Sri Lanka to work with the WWF team to design the Flood green guide youth champions initiative from the ground up. The episode was generously sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. Donate to America Adapts Experts interviewed (in order of appearance): Anita Van Breda - Senior Director, Environment and Disaster Management, World Wildlife Fund Luz Cervantes - Senior Program Officer for the Environment and Disaster Management, World Wildlife Fund Barrise Griffin - Expert in disaster risk management and development in the Bahamas David Urueña - Geologist based in Colombia Misaki Daniel - Founder and Executive Director at the Ihandiro Youth Advocates for Nature-IYAN Manon Ebel – Technical Advisor, Climate Policy & Youth, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre Samuel Shores - Graduate Student, University of North Carolina Wilmington Benthic Ecology Lab Previous America Adapts episodes focusing on the Flood Green Guide. Flooding and Natural and Nature-Based Solutions https://www.americaadapts.org/episodes/2018/10/6/flooding-and-natural-and-nature-based-solutions Flooding, Climate Change, and Art https://www.americaadapts.org/episodes/2018/11/19/flooding-climate-change-and-art Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ Links in this episode: FGG website page https://envirodm.org/flood-management/ FGG Youth Champions program page https://envirodm.org/pilot-youth-program-2023/ FGG Youth Champions story https://envirodm.org/resource/young-leaders-inspire-a-global-youth-movement-to-tame-flooding-impacts-in-their-communities/ St. James community creates living shoreline from recycled oyster shells (wect.com) Town creates fund for UNCW's study of living shoreline | Coastal Review Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Follow/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1 https://www.frbsf.org/community-development/publications/community-development-investment-review/2019/october/strategies-to-address-climate-change-low-moderate-income-communities/ Podcasts in the Classroom – Discussion guides now available for the latest episode of America...

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Climate Change Coverage at the Washington Post with the “Climate Coach” Michael Coren

10/9/2023
In episode 193 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Michael Coren, a journalist from the Washington Post who writes the Climate Coach Advice column. We go behind the scenes and learn how a national newspaper like the Wash Post covers climate change. Several major newspapers have expanded their climate coverage in the last couple years and you’ll learn how the Post has structured that coverage. We also discuss some of the diverse topics he covers in his “Climate Coach” column and his increasing focus on climate adaptation. The conversation also touches on climate skepticism and the state of climate action in California, showcasing Michael's unique perspective and expertise in the field of climate journalism. The episode starts with a short interview with Laur Hess Fisher from MIT who shares a preview of Season 5 of the Today I Learned Climate Podcast. Transcript of the episode available here. Topics Covered: How a major newspaper covers climate change The Climate Coach advice column Should the media use the phrase “natural disaster”? Should Adaptation be covered differently by the news media? Climate Skepticism: an underreported story? Science and climate journalism MIT’s “Today I Learned Climate Podcast” Season 5 Preview Donate to America Adapts Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ @MJ_Coren https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeljcoren/ Links in this episode: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/michael-coren/ https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/tilclimate/id1455386910 https://climate.mit.edu/tilclimate-podcast Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Follow/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1 https://www.frbsf.org/community-development/publications/community-development-investment-review/2019/october/strategies-to-address-climate-change-low-moderate-income-communities/ Podcasts in the Classroom – Discussion guides now available for the latest episode of America Adapts. These guides can be used by educators at all levels. Check them out here! The 10 Best Sustainability Podcasts for Environmental Business Leaders https://us.anteagroup.com/news-events/blog/10-best-sustainability-podcasts-environmental-business-leaders The best climate change podcasts on The Climate Advisor http://theclimateadvisor.com/the-best-climate-change-podcasts/ 7 podcasts to learn more about climate change and how to fight it https://kinder.world/articles/you/7-podcasts-to-learn-more-about-climate-change-and-how-to-fight-it-19813 Directions on how to listen to America Adapts on Amazon Alexa https://youtu.be/949R8CRpUYU America Adapts also has its own app for your listening pleasure! Just visit the App store on Apple or Google Play on Android and search “America Adapts.” Join the climate change adaptation movement by supporting America Adapts! Please consider supporting this podcast by donating through America Adapts fiscal sponsor, the Social Good Fund. All donations are now tax deductible! For more information on this podcast, visit the website at http://www.americaadapts.org and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts. Podcast Music produce by Richard Haitz Productions Write a review on Apple Podcasts ! America Adapts...

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Climate Change and Extreme Heat End of Summer Episode with Dr. Kelly Turner and Dr. Ladd Keith

9/11/2023
In episode 192 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Kelly Turner and Dr. Ladd Keith. Kelly is an Associate Professor of Urban Planning at UCLA and Ladd is an assistant professor in the School of Landscape Architecture and Planning at the University of Arizona. We learn how extreme heat disproportionately impacts marginalized communities. We also explore the evolving media coverage of extreme heat. The three of us break down the highs and lows of all the media coverage of extreme heat this past summer. We also learn about Kelly’s research on heat's impact on California schools, and what that means for both public health and student learning. We take a dive into federal approaches to heat management and learn about the glaring disparity in resources and attention allocated to extreme heat compared to other climate hazards and ponder the potential for FEMA to classify extreme heat as a disaster declaration. We also discuss the value of having a national adaptation plan for extreme heat planning. Finally, and yes, we go there, we get an update on the efforts to name heat waves. We highlight the pros and cons of this approach and discuss other options. It is a gangbuster episode and that’s just a sampling of what we cover. Transcripts for this episode available here. (These are computer generated so pardon the errors.) Topics Covered: Dr. Turner specializes in heat equity research, while Dr. Keith focuses on heat policy planning and governance. Increasing prevalence of extreme heat due to climate change and its disproportionate impact on marginalized groups. Media coverage of extreme heat is becoming more sophisticated, highlighting impacts on workers and public health. Dr. Turner's research in California focuses on schools and heat’s impact on student learning. Discussion of heating planning strategies including shade in urban design. The Biden administration is updating heat safety labor laws, emphasizing the need for comprehensive regulations at state and federal levels and the potential for FEMA labeling heat events as disaster declarations. Naming heat waves to increase public awareness is debated, highlighting the importance of reaching vulnerable populations. Will heat lead to managed retreat from regions that become uninhabitable? A national adaptation plan is emphasized to address heat impacts, especially for marginalized communities. Thoughts on Jeff Goodell’s “The Heat Will Kill You” book. Donate to America Adapts Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/laddkeith/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/v-kelly-turner-a321a21b/ Links in this episode: https://luskin.ucla.edu/person/v-kelly-turner https://www.laddkeith.com/ Shade is an essential solution for hotter cities https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-023-02311-3 Opinion: How California can keep kids cool amid extreme heat https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2023-07-18/california-extreme-heat-schools-kids-equity How cities are battling extreme heat, and why record-breaking temps don't tell the whole story https://news.arizona.edu/story/how-cities-are-battling-extreme-heat-and-why-record-breaking-temps-dont-tell-whole-story?fbclid=IwAR0YgLHqTVhNXpZnE5T_mpLf-N9ZxA2VaqE-b1BpZuKIVU96pFXRZhM1zjk Southwest Urban Corridor Integrated Field Laboratory https://sw-ifl.asu.edu/?fbclid=IwAR0H703Z4jWEheQDYuv2N2cQzvrJOVkM11LW001tZBJIR6GmfTma9NW77TE https://climas.arizona.edu/?fbclid=IwAR0H703Z4jWEheQDYuv2N2cQzvrJOVkM11LW001tZBJIR6GmfTma9NW77TE Reporting on Extreme Heat and Health https://ghhin.org/press/?fbclid=IwAR04LNV-ZvBvIOV-nMLFROLO0ZWu1MdJmIZ7ofuNQ92VihN0smNmhPt12U4 Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug...

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Climate Refuges + Property Rights and Adaptation + NOAA’s NEST Program + more with Dr. Linda Shi

8/28/2023
In episode 191 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Linda Shi, an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. Dr. Shi takes us on an insightful journey through her experience at a managed retreat conference in New York City. She navigates conversations encompassing climate migration, the intriguing concept of the Northeast as a climate haven, and pioneering initiatives in cooperative housing. Highlighting the NOAA "NEST" program – Northeast Safe and Thriving for All – Dr. Shi explores how regions can emerge as climate refuges amid population migrations due to climate impacts. The conversation also delves into the intricate terrain of property rights and their misalignment with climate adaptation needs, revealing the inadequacy of many existing land use models. Lastly, a short interview with Amy Chester, Managing Director of Rebuild by Design, spotlighting their "Atlas of Disaster" report. This report provides a state-specific lens on federal disaster declarations and funding, serving as a compelling resource that weaves together the diverse threads of climate adaptation and disaster response. Topics Covered: Managed Retreat Conference in New York City: Climate Migration, Northeast as Climate Haven, Cooperative Housing Private Sector Involvement: Climate Alpha and Equity Considerations Buyout Programs for Disaster Mitigation: Federal vs. State NOAA Nest Program: Climate Migration, Northeast as Climate Haven, Funding Prospects Land and Property Philosophies in Climate Adaptation What property rights model lends itself best to climate adaptation? Atlas of Disaster from Rebuild by Design Donate to America Adapts Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ Links in this episode: https://aap.cornell.edu/people/linda-shi NOAA Nest Program https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/191_CC20ACi_GzAxjb-VdHvUXObb0dwwxoH5EC7S6BYk/edit#slide=id.g20a270712e3_0_125 Rebuild by Design Atlas of Disaster https://rebuildbydesign.org/atlas-of-disaster/ Previous episodes with Dr. Linda Shi Racially just Adaptation + Urban Planning and Climate Inequities + Fate of 100 Resilient Cities and much more with Dr. Linda Shi https://www.americaadapts.org/episodes/racially-just-adaptation-urban-planning-and-climate-inequities-fate-of-100-resilient-cities-and-much-more-with-dr-linda-shi-re-release Transformative Climate Adaptation in the United States: Trends and Prospects with Dr. Susanne Moser and Dr. Linda Shi https://www.americaadapts.org/episodes/transformative-climate-adaptation-in-the-united-states-trends-and-prospects-with-dr-susanne-moser-and-dr-linda-shi Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Follow/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1 https://www.frbsf.org/community-development/publications/community-development-investment-review/2019/october/strategies-to-address-climate-change-low-moderate-income-communities/ Podcasts in the Classroom – Discussion guides now available for the latest episode of America Adapts. These guides can be used by educators at all levels. Check them out here! The 10 Best Sustainability Podcasts for Environmental Business...

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The “Bittersweet” Nature of (and critical need for) Climate Flooding Buyout Programs with NRDC

8/14/2023
In episode 190 of America Adapts, the Natural Resources Defense Council joins the podcast to discuss flooding buyout programs and how climate change will give rise to new demands for these initiatives. Also joining the podcast are partners in the buyout field, including The Nature Conservancy, the Climagration Network, Wetlands Watch, and a representative from a local government in Charlotte, North Carolina. Additionally, we will hear from a resident of Lake Charles, Louisiana, who underwent a challenging yet ultimately successful journey through a buyout program. This episode provides an array of fantastic resources regarding buyouts, which will increasingly assume a critical role as we adapt to the impacts of climate change. Donate to America Adapts Social Media images courtesy of Mario Tama / Getty Images, Chelsea Donovan Experts interviewed (in order of appearance): Anna Weber, Senior Policy Analyst on NRDC’s Climate Adaptation team Shameika Hanson, Community Protection Specialist at The Nature ConservancyKristin MarcellClimigrationNetwork Trameka Carriere-Rankins, resident of Lake Charles, Louisiana and buyout program homeowner. Mary-Carson Stiff, Executive Director of Wetlands Watch in Norfolk, VirginiaTim Trautman, Flood mitigation program manager at Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services in Charlotte, North Carolina This episode was generously sponsored by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ Links in this episode: Background on home buyouts: https://www.nrdc.org/bio/anna-weber/going-under-post-flood-buyouts-take-years-complete Innovations in Buyouts workshops - project website: https://www.climigration.org/innovations-in-buyouts Innovations in Buyouts workshops - white papers: https://tinyurl.com/34m359a6 Wetlands Watch managed retreat projects: https://wetlandswatch.org/managed-retreat Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services buyout program: https://stormwaterservices.mecknc.gov/floodplain-buyout-program Climigration Network: https://www.climigration.org/ The Nature Conservancy - climate adaptation in New York: https://nature.org/nyclimateaction Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Follow/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1 https://www.frbsf.org/community-development/publications/community-development-investment-review/2019/october/strategies-to-address-climate-change-low-moderate-income-communities/ Podcasts in the Classroom – Discussion guides now available for the latest episode of America Adapts. These guides can be used by educators at all levels. Check them out here! The 10 Best Sustainability Podcasts for Environmental Business Leaders https://us.anteagroup.com/news-events/blog/10-best-sustainability-podcasts-environmental-business-leaders The best climate change podcasts on The Climate Advisor http://theclimateadvisor.com/the-best-climate-change-podcasts/ 7 podcasts to learn more about climate change and how to fight it https://kinder.world/articles/you/7-podcasts-to-learn-more-about-climate-change-and-how-to-fight-it-19813 Directions on how to listen to America Adapts on Amazon Alexa https://youtu.be/949R8CRpUYU America...

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The U.S. Department of Defense Adapts to Climate Change - The Podcast

7/24/2023
In episode 189 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons attended the U.S. Department of Defense Climate Resilience Workshop in St. Louis, Missouri. The DoD extended an invitation to Doug to conduct interviews with key leaders within the DoD and their external partners who are actively involved in adaptation planning around military installations. The conference attracted over 900 experts specializing in adaptation. During the event, Doug had the opportunity to interview three Assistant Secretaries from the DoD, as well as representatives from prominent corporate partners like ICF and Deloitte. Additionally, he spoke with NGO partners such as Environmental Defense Fund and the National Wildlife Federation. The interviews shed light on the specific security challenges posed by climate change to our national defense. Listeners will gain valuable insights into how different organizations and companies engage with the DoD to develop effective resilience planning. Moreover, the interviews underscore the importance of robust adaptation planning to safeguard military readiness amidst the impacts of climate change. Donate to America Adapts Experts interviewed (in order of appearance): Marissa McInnisBrendan Owen Jessica YllemoBruce SteinMichelle Lovejoy Rachel JacobsonTahirih LinzJosh Sawislak Dr. Ravi ChaudharyKatie Retka Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ All social media for the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Installations, and Environment Links in this episode: The U.S. Department of Defense Climate Resilience Workshop Agenda Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation: https://oldcc.gov/ Readiness and Environmental Protection and Integration Program: https://www.repi.mil/ The Assistant Secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment Climate Program: https://www.acq.osd.mil/eie/eer/cr/cc/index.html Department of Defense Climate Assessment Tool-Domestic version https://dodclimate.sec.usace.army.mil/dcat_conus_ak_hi Department of Defense Climate Assessment Tool- International version: https://dodclimate.sec.usace.army.mil/overseas/ National Wildlife Federation Climate Adaptation for DoD Natural Resource Managers New climate data reveals warmer, wetter future for the US: In this new report, we use ICF’s cutting-edge climate risk analytics platform, ClimateSight, to crunch new internationally recognized climate data. We project warmer and wetter extreme weather in the future across the continental United States. In a worst-case scenario, Americans could experience on average up to 53 days with temperatures above 95° F and 3.5 inches of precipitation during extreme three-day precipitation events by midcentury. National Climate Assessment webinar: In anticipation of the release of the 5th National Climate Assessment, which ICF helps the USGCRP implement, we hosted a webinar with the Director of the National Climate Assessment, Allison Crimmins, about the draft 5th National Climate Assessment and the impacts of climate change on regions across the country. The ICF Climate Center: This is ICF’s hub for original, data-driven reports on climate change and lessons learned from our flagship climate work across the country. This is a free resource we offer to help organizations achieve their climate goals. The Sentinel Landscapes Partnership Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Follow/listen to podcast...

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Charleston: Race, Water, and the Coming Storm

7/7/2023
In episode 188 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Susan Crawford. Susan is a law professor at Harvard Law School, focusing on adaptation and public and the author of a new book, Charleston: Race, Water, and the Coming Storm. We discuss the intersection of race and climate change in Charleston's infrastructure planning. We highlight the city's reliance on tourism, the impacts of climate change on marginalized communities, and potential solutions such as buyouts and managed retreat. Learn terms like raging politeness and benevolent paternalism and their relevance to race relations in the city. The conversation emphasizes the importance of inclusive approaches, government intervention, and interdisciplinary collaboration in addressing climate challenges. It’s a riveting discussion about one of America’s oldest cities and how it plans to adapt to climate change. Donate to America Adapts Topics Covered: Introduction to Susan Crawford and her new book Charleston: Raging Politeness and Benevolent Paternalism The Racist Symbolism of the Calhoun Statue Charleston sea wall: Aesthetic Concerns and Construction Details Disparities in Adaptation Planning and Community Engagement in Charleston. Lack of Strategic Communication and Community Outreach Skepticism and Challenges of Community Relocation Efforts The Netherlands' Approach to Retreat and Planning for Sea Level Rise. Federal Leadership and Funding for Buyout Programs. The need for government intervention in infrastructure planning Planning for extreme scenarios in sea level rise adaptation. The role of the public sector in infrastructure planning. Social media image credit: Leonel Heisenberg, Bre Smith and Andrew Shelley Subscribe to the America Adapts newsletter here. Donate to America Adapts Listen to America Adapts on your favorite app here! Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ @usaadapts https://www.linkedin.com/in/doug-parsons-america-adapts/ https://twitter.com/scrawford https://www.linkedin.com/in/susancrawford/ Links in this episode: https://hls.harvard.edu/faculty/susan-p-crawford/ https://hls.harvard.edu/bibliography/charleston-race-water-and-the-coming-storm/ https://www.amazon.com/Charleston-Race-Water-Coming-Storm/dp/1639363572/ref=asc_df_1639363572/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=647176278219&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=17678264533998935215&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9030261&hvtargid=pla-1760435147964&psc=1&gclid=CjwKCAjwzJmlBhBBEiwAEJyLu_j8GDLf5tu5e89B0oGCc06YQkwg9PNkZmui0Sc4bP9UhRnCusDl0xoCIrsQAvD_BwE Donate to America Adapts Follow on Apple Podcasts Follow on Android Doug Parsons and Speaking Opportunities: If you are interested in having Doug speak at corporate and conference events, sharing his unique, expert perspective on adaptation in an entertaining and informative way, more information can be found here! Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts Follow/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts. Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1 https://www.frbsf.org/community-development/publications/community-development-investment-review/2019/october/strategies-to-address-climate-change-low-moderate-income-communities/ Podcasts in the Classroom – Discussion guides now available for the latest episode of America Adapts. These guides can be used by educators at all levels. Check them out here! The 10 Best Sustainability Podcasts for Environmental Business Leaders https://us.anteagroup.com/news-events/blog/10-best-sustainability-podcasts-environmental-business-leaders The best climate change podcasts on The Climate Advisor http://theclimateadvisor.com/the-best-climate-change-podcasts/ 7 podcasts to learn more about climate change and how to fight...

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