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

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

Duration:01:34:36

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

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

Duration:00:55:28

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

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

Duration:05:26:23

Top Climate Stories 2017: Year in Review Holiday Special!

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

Duration:01:17:56

Surfrider Foundation Adapts to Climate Change: Podcast with CEO Chad Nelsen

11/30/2017
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In episode 54 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Chad Nelsen, the CEO of the world famous Surfrider Foundation! Chad discusses the work of Surfrider Foundation and how it’s ramping up its climate change adaptation work. Doug and Chad discuss the implications of sea level rise on coastlines and even its impact on the sport of surfing. Chad also shares what Surfrider chapters are doing to address the huge challenge of climate change. Listen here. Now on ...

Duration:00:53:24

Landscape Architects Adapt to Climate Change

11/13/2017
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Listen here. In episode 54 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons attends the 2017 American Association of Landscape Architects conference in Los Angeles. In this episode, we discover the burgeoning role of landscape architects in adaptation planning. Doug talks with a wide swath of landscape architects, from living legend Martha Schwartz, to young graduate students just entering the field, gearing up to dedicate themselves to addressing climate change. Listen in to some of the leading voices...

Duration:01:44:45

The Monsanto Episode: Corporate Agriculture Adapts to Climate Change

10/30/2017
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Listen here. In episode 53 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Monsanto’s Dr. Jeff Seale , Monsanto’s Agricultural Environmental Strategy Lead & Associate Science Fellow. Doug and Jeff cover: acknowledging some of the controversies surrounding Monsanto; Monsanto’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2021; how large corporations can play a leading role in adaptation; big data and climate modeling and how a large corporation can play a role in climate outreach. Subscribe/listen to...

Duration:01:04:46

The Great Climate Migration: A Podcast with Dr. Matt Hauer

10/12/2017
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Listen here. In episode 52 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with demographer Dr. Matt Hauer from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia. Doug and Matt discuss his research paper on the role of future sea level rise on future migration within the United States. Matt explains the origins of the paper and how the popular media responded to his provocative conclusions – up to 13 million coastal residents may be displaced by the end of the...

Duration:00:57:48

Vox’s David Roberts: Bearded Middle-Aged White Dude talks Climate Adaptation

9/26/2017
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David Roberts Quotes: “People’s gut impressions and instincts are not reliable guides to social policy.”“We need to be all guns blazing on mitigation.”The only people capable of changing the minds of the right wing base on climate change...is right wing elites. There’s no set of magical words that environmentalists can say to break this spell of denialism…” In episode 51 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with famed climate and energy writer David Roberts of Vox online news (and...

Duration:01:37:32

Free Market Adaptation at the Cato Institute – Dr. Pat Michaels

9/17/2017
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In episode 50 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Pat Michaels, Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the libertarian Cato Institute. Doug and Pat discuss free market approaches to adaptation and the potential role of the Cato Institute in this emerging field. In this Episode: NATURAL ADAPTATION – Dr. Michaels shares examples of how society, across the planet, have already adapted to extreme weather. GDP ADAPTATOIN – Dr. Michaels shares his belief that as the...

Duration:00:48:56

Harvard Adapts East Boston to Climate Change

9/5/2017
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In episode 49 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons is invited to Harvard University to cover the Graduate School of Design’s end of semester studio seminar. In the spring semester, graduate students collaborated with the East Boston community to develop an adaptation action plan. The results of those efforts were presented during the spring seminar. Doug spoke with students, Harvard professors and members of the East Boston community to talk about the recommendations presented and what’s next....

Duration:01:08:30

Climate Gentrification – Reporting on the Front Lines of Adaptation

8/23/2017
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In episode 48 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with adaptation reporter Erika Bolstad. Doug and Erika discuss her role at E & E News as their first adaptation reporter. They talk about the state of adaptation reporting before they dig into her story on the emerging issue of ‘climate gentrification’, a topic that touches real estate, environmental justice and migration. Subscribe to podcast on Itunes Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization! In...

Duration:00:55:07

Deconstructing a Climate Skeptic: The Marc Morano Podcast

8/6/2017
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In episode 47 of America Adapts, Doug talks with noted climate change skeptic, Marc Morano of Climate Depot. Doug and Marc discuss his motivation to be a contrarian voice on climate change and his history working on environmental issues, from being a reporter for Rush Limbaugh, to being chief spokesman for noted climate skeptic Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma. We also talk about the current state of climate affairs. In the second part of the episode, Dr. Randy Olson joins Doug to...

Duration:01:09:35

Teens Adapt to Climate Change plus ep. 3 of Australia Adapts!

7/26/2017
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In episode 46 of America Adapts , it’s a two segment show. First, Doug talks with Charlie Abrams and Jeremy Clark, two 13 year olds from Portland, Oregon about their amazing climate change activism. The second segment is our third edition of Australia Adapts with Dr. Johanna Nalua, where she talks with Dr. Jean Palutikof, the Director and Founder of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility based in Queensland, Australia. Subscribe to podcast on Itunes Donate to America...

Duration:00:49:57

Community Based Adaptation – Under African Skies

7/17/2017
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In episode 45 of America Adapts - in a first - host Doug Parsons travels to Kampala, Uganda to cover the CBA11 (Community Based Adaptation). This podcast consists of multiple conversations with conference attendees representing countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States. If you want to learn how the rest of the world approaches adaptation, this podcast is for you! Subscribe to podcast on Itunes Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable...

Duration:01:46:00

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe: Evangelicals Adapt to Climate Change

6/12/2017
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In episode 44 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with world famous climatologist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, professor in the Dept. of Political Science and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University! Katharine and Doug dig deep into the issue of religion and what are some solutions in reaching out to skeptical audiences on the issue of climate change. Subscribe to America Adapts on Itunes Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable...

Duration:00:57:05

Bloomberg News: Climate & Adaptation Reporter Christopher Flavelle

6/4/2017
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Subscribe to America Adapts on Itunes In episode 43 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with the Climate and Adaptation Reporter at Bloomberg News, Christopher Flavelle. Also in this episode, Doug announces that America Adapts Media is now a 501(c) 3 tax deductible charitable organization! Dan Ackerstein guest hosts a segment asking Doug what this means and how people can support ‘building a community of adapters.’ Also, Michael Pace, Executive Director of the Social Good Fund,...

Duration:01:14:35

RAND Corporation Adapts to Climate Change

5/22/2017
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In episode 42 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Benjamin Preston, the Senior Director of the Infrastructure Resilience and Environmental Policy Program at the RAND Corporation. Donate to America Adapts (We are now a tax deductible charitable organization!) WHAT IS RAND? Doug and Ben discuss RAND and its background as a military think tank and its evolution as a key player in adaptation and resilience research and planning. FROM OZ TO OAK RIDGE – Ben discusses his...

Duration:01:07:09

Climate Change Impacts on Tourism in Australia

5/15/2017
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In episode 41 of America Adapts, Australia Adapts is back! Dr. Johanna Nalau from Griffith University interviews a fellow adaptation researcher, Dr. Susanne Becken, Director of the Griffith Institute for Tourism at Griffith University, in Queensland, Australia. Professor Becken is an expert in Sustainable Tourism, specifically the impacts of climate change on tourism. Also in this episode, I wrap up my coverage of the National Adaptation Forum in St. Paul, Minnesota. I talk with a few...

Duration:00:46:02

2017 National Adaptation Forum Daily Digest

5/10/2017
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In episode 40 of America Adapts, I’m on location in St. Paul, Minnesota, on the banks of the Mississippi River attending the National Adaptation Forum! This daily digest - a partnership with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals - I go around talking to forum attendees about why they are attending and discuss some of the exciting developments in the field of adaptation. Listen to some of the best minds on adaptation as they all congregate to share stories and exchange...

Duration:00:41:52

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