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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 thinkers, 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 thinkers, 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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Wonderful podcast focused on climate adaptation!

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I have been listening podcast for months now. I find it to be very informative promoting the conversation how we should prepare to adapt to climate change with the interviews with top climate policy adaptation experts, climate advocates, etc. Host Doug Parsons does a great job!

Vital podcast for those interested in climate change and adaptation

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Vital podcast for those interested in climate change and adaptation

iTunes Ratings

103 Ratings
Average Ratings
86
5
6
2
4

Wonderful podcast focused on climate adaptation!

By Brian Ettlaing - Feb 10 2020
Read more
I have been listening podcast for months now. I find it to be very informative promoting the conversation how we should prepare to adapt to climate change with the interviews with top climate policy adaptation experts, climate advocates, etc. Host Doug Parsons does a great job!

Vital podcast for those interested in climate change and adaptation

By M Isles - Jan 19 2019
Read more
Vital podcast for those interested in climate change and adaptation
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America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast

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Rank #1: The Monsanto Episode: Corporate Agriculture Adapts to Climate Change

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Listen here. Now on Spotify! In episode 53 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Monsanto’sDr. 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.

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In this Episode:

MONSANTO DOES PARIS– Doug and Jeff discuss Monsanto’s position on climate change and their goal to be carbon neural as a company by 2021.  Jeff also describes the ways they are working with farmers to reduce that sectors’ carbon footprint.

IS MONSANTO ADAPTING? Jeff describes Monsanto’s efforts at adaptation. Doug provides some feedback on additional things they could be doing to be a leader in agricultural adaptation.

THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM – Doug discusses some of the controversies surrounding Monsanto and how that might influence their ability to help the agricultural adapt to climate change. Jeff and Doug then discuss the value of Monsanto developing a companywide adaptation plan.

BIG DATA AND CLIMATE CORP – Jeff explains the role of Climate Corporation and big data in land use decisions and how farmers take advantage of this down scaled climate information. Doug suggests ways the conservation sector could benefit from such computing power.

CLIMATE AMBASSADORS – Doug and Jeff discuss Monsanto’s potential role in influencing the more conservative agricultural sector on climate change. There are still deep pockets of climate skepticism in the ag sector and Monsanto has a unique role to influence those attitudes. Doug and Jeff discuss potential outreach opportunities.

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Links in episode: http://www.motherjones.com/environment/2013/10/monsanto-profit-climate-change-corporation/

https://monsanto.com/company/sustainability/climate-change/

http://www.monsantoglobal.com/global/uk/whoweare/Pages/Collaborating-to-Address-Climate-Change.aspx

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/why-the-climate-corporation-sold-itself-to-monsanto/amp

http://grist.org/climate-energy/heres-why-monsanto-and-big-food-are-finally-speaking-up-about-climate-change/

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/21/business/monsanto-dicamba-weed-killer.html

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 Itunes.  

Write a review on Itunes! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Itunes Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Oct 31 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #2: Adaptation in Paradise! Florida Adapts to Climate change

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Episode 4:  Bob Glazer - In this episode,  Doug Parsons talks with Bob Glazer, research scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Join us and learn how Florida is adapting to climate change. Florida is consistently in the headlines regarding climate change, for better or for worse. Don't let the headlines fool you: Florida is considered a national leader on adaptation planning! Our guest, Bob Glazer, was recently commended by the prestigious Climate Change Adaptation Leadership Award for Natural Resources.  We cover topics ranging from sea level rising planning; is there a future for the Key Deer; how south Florida local governments are forging ahead on adaptation planning and much more!  For more information on this podcast, visit our website at www.americaadapts.org and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Itunes. Also, consider following us on Facebook at America Adapts!

Aug 02 2016

49mins

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Rank #3: Flooding and Natural and Nature-Based Solutions – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Flooding

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In episode 74 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with flood management experts, both in the US and abroad.  Discover the history of flood management in the US.  We also learn how the Netherlands plans for 1 in 10,000 year flood events.  The guests in this episode also discuss nature based solutions to flood management. World Wildlife Fund’s Anita Van Breda shares information on the recently released Natural and Nature-Based Flood Management: A Green Guide (aka the Flood Green Guide), developed by WWF and its partners, as a tool for natural based solutions to flooding.  This is the first episode in a 3 part series, sponsored by World Wildlife Fund.

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Experts in this episode: Anita Van Breda, WWF Dr. Steve Stockton Dr. Bregje van Wesenbeeck Dr. Jeff Opperman

Topics covered:

  • Discuss history of flood management.
  • How developing and developed countries approach flood management.
  • What do we know about the effectiveness of green infrastructure and what do we still need to learn?
  • What’s kept us from truly reforming flood plain management?
  • Flood management in the Netherlands.
  • The science behind nature based solutions to flooding.
  • And much more!

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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

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Facebook and Twitter: @WWF @WWFUS @jjopperman @usaadapts https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/timeline www.americaadapts.org Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/america-adapts-climate-change/id1133023095?mt=2 Listen here. On Google Play here. Please share on Facebook!  

Links in this episode: https://www.worldwildlife.org/experts/anita-van-breda Flood Green Guide: http://envirodm.org/flood-management Dr. Steve Stockton:  http://www.dawsonassociates.com/stockton-steven/ Dr. Bregje van Wesenbeeck:  https://www.deltares.nl/en/experts/bregje-van-wesenbeeck-2/ Dr. Jeff Opperman:  https://www.worldwildlife.org/experts/jeff-opperman http://woodsversuswaves.com/

The best climate change podcasts on The Climate Advisor http://theclimateadvisor.com/the-best-climate-change-podcasts/

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 Itunes! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Sep 14 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #4: The State of Adaptation and Climate Adaptation Finance with Harvard’s Jesse Keenan

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

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Other Topics covered:

  • Defining the field of climate finance relating to adaptation.
  • What we give up by not adapting.
  • California’s approach to mitigation and adaptation
  • Financing large scale climate communications.
  • Social equity and the opportunity adaptation provides.
  • The current state of climate change podcasts and much, much more!
  • The role of foundations in experimenting in adaptation planning.
  • Disaster capitalism and could we see an Enron type situation in adaptation.

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Links in this episode: https://www.routledge.com/Climate-Adaptation-Finance-and-Investment-in-California/Keenan/p/book/9780367026073 https://www.gsd.harvard.edu/person/jesse-keenan/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mA80pmg4pGc https://scholar.harvard.edu/jessemkeenan/videos

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Podcasts in the Classroom - Use this episode in your classroom, discussion guides available below.

Episode 83 discussion guides available here. This episode is especially relevant for workforce trainings, be sure to check it out!

Episode 82 with Signe Nielsen (New York Adapts to Climate Change) Discussion Guide here. For a list of general questions that we believe are useful for classroom discussions about podcast more generally, see the exemplar guide available here.

“Watch” America Adapts on the Climate Monitor tv channel. For more information, here.

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!

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Facebook and Twitter: @usaadapts https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/timeline www.americaadapts.org @Jesse_M_Keenan Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/america-adapts-climate-change/id1133023095?mt=2 On Google Play here. Please share on Facebook! The best climate change podcasts on The Climate Advisor http://theclimateadvisor.com/the-best-climate-change-podcasts/

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 on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Feb 25 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #5: Everything you wanted to know about Managed Retreat (but were afraid to ask) with Dr. AR Siders

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In episode 100 (a true milestone!) of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Dr. AR Siders, an assistant professor at the Disaster Research Center at the University of Delaware. Dr. Siders defines what is ‘managed retreat’ and also the policy challenges of getting communities to undertake this adaptation action. Doug and Siders also discuss:  is it happening in an equitable way; the various emerging managed retreat models; successful case studies; the need for a National Seashore; Presidential emergency declarations; communicating the issue and much more! Also, Doug talks with two of Dr. Siders students, Bridget Flynn and Jennifer Gallagher, who share some managed retreat case study work in Tulsa, OK and Charlotte, North Carolina. Donate to America Adapts

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In this Episode:

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • What is managed retreat?
  • Is it happening in an socially equitable way?
  • Does it increase poverty?
  • No consensus yet on ‘right way’ for managed retreat, models emerging.
  • Case study of Soldier’s Grove, Wisconsin as successful managed retreat.
  • What critical infrastructure is left behind in managed retreat and who’s responsible for the pollution associated with that abandoned infrastructure? 
  • People don’t truly understand risk.
  • Develop a “National Seashore” in response to managed retreat.
  • Should the President of the US declare a managed retreat national emergency?
  • Using climate fiction to create awareness around managed retreat.
  • What are some effective ways to communicate managed retreat to the public?

Guests in the episode:

  • Dr. AR Siders (Minute 2:04)
  • Bridget Flynn (student) (1:02:02)
  • Jennifer Gallagher (student) (1:12:16)

Facebook and Twitter: @usaadapts @sidersadapts https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/

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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!

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Links in episode: https://www.udel.edu/faculty-staff/experts/ar-siders/

AR Siders https://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/leaders-analysts-continue-debating-building-on-coast#.XairVyxlCEd Managed retreat through voluntary buyouts of flood-prone properties https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/10/eaax8995 Managed Retreat in the United States https://www.cell.com/one-earth/fulltext/S2590-3322(19)30080-6

Tulsa Related Information

NPR’s take on Tulsa’s program: https://www.npr.org/2017/11/20/564317854/how-tulsa-became-a-model-for-preventing-floods Flooding History in Tulsa: https://www.cityoftulsa.org/government/departments/engineering-services/flood-control/flooding-history/ This is a really useful website for all of Tulsa’s mitigation programs: https://www.cityoftulsa.org/government/departments/engineering-services/flood-control/

And Here is another take on all of Tulsa’s Climate Change programs (and how Tulsa being a conservative oil town affects these programs):  https://www.governing.com/topics/transportation-infrastructure/gov-tulsa-climate-change-resilience-adaptation-flooding.html

Charlotte, North Carolina Buy out related Information https://charlottenc.gov/StormWater/Flooding/Pages/FloodplainBuyoutProgram.aspx

The Challenge Of Mandatory Evacuation: Providing For And Deciding For in Health Affairshttps://www.healthaffairs.org/doi/10.1377/hlthaff.25.4.958

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 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 Itunes! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Nov 12 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #6: Deconstructing a Climate Skeptic (Re-release): The Marc Morano Podcast

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In episode 97 of America Adapts, which is a re-release of Episode 47, 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 deconstruct the conversation with Marc and to see what the climate change community can learn from Marc’s tactics and motivations. In light of recent major setbacks, e.g., pulling out of the Paris Agreement, Randy analyzes Marc’s approach and offers a way forward to the climate community. Doug includes an updated wrap up, sharing his thoughts on climate change communication.

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In this Episode:

AMAZONIAN ROOTS OF SKEPTICISM – Marc shares the roots of his climate skepticism and how his early work led him to the positions he now takes.

SHOW ME THE MONEY? -  Marc and Doug discuss money involved on both sides of this issue. Marc discusses how he is not motivated by money but by his own certainty around climate change science.

MIDDLE FINGER CLIMATE POLICIES – Marc discusses his admiration for President Trump for thumbing his nose at the establishment and pulling out of the Paris Agreement. Marc also explains how Trump could have handled the pullout more effectively.

Part 2:  Randy Olson Deconstructs

INTERVIEW ANALYSIS – Randy discusses Marc’s interview and explains what motivates Marc in his climate skepticism.

RECOMMENDED ACTIONS – Randy provides some tough love on what the climate community can do next to effectively counter people like Marc Morano. It’s blunt but useful advice.

Interviewed in this episode: Marc Morano Randy Olson

*This was an unusual episode, with many references to scientific studies. Fact checking the conversation would have made it impossible to have a useful conversation, but I wanted to include a few resources related to some of the discussions in the podcast. Marc Morano on multiple occasions mentioned the study where there is 97% consensus that climate change is happening and he implied this included people studying areas impacted by climate change (he mentioned a hypothetical scientist studying butterflies) and the implication is that this person would be included in this 97% number. There are multiple studies looking at consensus on this issue, and that’s probably what he’s referring to, but there was a study looking at what publishing climate scientists are saying, and that’s where the 97% number was reached. I thought it was important to clarify that information.

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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!

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Links in episode: http://www.climatedepot.com/ http://www.scienceneedsstory.com/ www.americaadapts.org http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a7078/marc-morano-0410/ http://www.salon.com/2015/03/06/merchants_of_doubt_meet_the_sleazy_spin_doctors_who_will_stop_at_nothing_to_obscure_the_truth/ http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/intersection/2009/04/10/randy-olson-on-marc-morano-who-was-featured-in-sizzle/ https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Such-Scientist-Second-Substance/dp/1610919173/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_0?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=9MH7SB4VA77PJS1P59YR

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 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 ithttps://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 Itunes! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Sep 23 2019

1hr 11mins

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Rank #7: Flood Management: Nature Based Approaches and International Collaborations

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In episode 81 of America Adapts - the third in a 4-part flooding series sponsored by World Wildlife Fund - Doug Parsons attends the Natural and Nature-Based Features (NNBF) Symposium in Santa Cruz, California. The Symposium was hosted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering, with disaster and flooding experts participating from all over the world. Doug and Anita Van Breda, of World Wildlife Fund, interviewed these experts on topics ranging from nature based solutions, community engagement, to the history the Army Corps. We also visited some field sites to learn about on the ground adaptation efforts in the San Francisco Bay area. 

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Topics covered:

  • The role of Nature based solutions in flood risk management.
  • The critical role of community and stakeholder engagement.
  • History of flood management with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
  • Collaborating with international partners on nature based solutions to flooding.
  • International examples of disasters and community engagement.
  • On the ground adaptation examples of sea level rise mitigation.
  • The “how tos” of community engagement.
  • Developing guidelines for nature based solutions to climate change and flooding.

Experts in this episode: Anita Van Breda, WWF Dr. Todd Bridges, Senior Research Scientist for Environmental Science, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Enda Murphy, Senior Marine Infrastructure Research Engineer, National Research Council Canada Dr. Cath Brooks, Senior Engagement Adviser, Flood and Coastal Risk Management, Environment Agency, United Kingdom Dr. Maria Dillard, Research Social Scientist with Community Resilience Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology Executive Producer Anita Van Breda, World Wildlife Fund

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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

Subscribe/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Facebook and Twitter: @EnviroDM @WWF @WWFUS @usaadapts https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/timeline www.americaadapts.org Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/america-adapts-climate-change/id1133023095?mt=2 Listen here. On Google Play here. Please share on Facebook!

Links in this episode: https://www.worldwildlife.org/experts/anita-van-breda Flood Green Guide: http://envirodm.org/flood-management https://ewn.el.erdc.dren.mil/bios/bio_bridges_todd.html https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/working-with-natural-processes-to-reduce-flood-risk https://ewn.el.erdc.dren.mil/nnbf.html

The best climate change podcasts on The Climate Advisor

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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 Itunes! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Jan 14 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #8: Harvard Adapts East Boston to Climate Change

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Now on Spotify! 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.  Learn about Harvard’s innovative approach to climate change planning and community engagement!

EAST BOSTON ADAPTS – Doug talked with the professors at Harvard responsible for organizing this course. The organizers were Prof. Kathy Spiegelman, Prof. Stephen Gray and Prof. Daniel D’Oca.  Doug also spoke with Prof. Jesse Keenan (and previous podcast guest) about the studio course and his own assessment of what the students came up with in their recommendations. HARVARD PRESENTS – Doug interviewed students presenting as part of this studio course as they shared their experiences working with East Boston. The students also discussed their own adaptation career ambitions.

COMMUNITY AND PLANNERS - Doug interviewed some of the ‘critics’ invited to critique the students’ studio work. Some were representatives from the community of East Boston.  Also invited were representatives from planning agencies in the Boston region.

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Interviewed in this episode: Prof. Stephen Gray, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design Prof. Daniel D’Oca, Harvard University, Graduate School of DesignProf. Kathy Spiegelman, Harvard University, Graduate School of DesignProf. Jesse Keenan, Harvard UniversityProf. Rosetta Elkin, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design Chanel Williams, Graduate Student in Harvard School of Design Claire Summers, Graduate Student in Harvard School of Design Sanjay Seth, Graduate Student in Harvard School of Design Alice Hinterman, Graduate Student in Harvard School of Design Amy Chester, Managing Director for Rebuild by Design Chris Busch, Senior Waterfront Planner, Boston Planning and Development Agency Gretchen Rabinkin, Executive Director of Community Design Resource Center at Boston Kannan Thiruvengadam, NOAH, Neighborhood of Affordable Housing, Boston

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Sep 05 2017

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Rank #9: New York, New York: The Big Apple Adapts to Climate Change

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

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Topics covered:

  • The 3 basic principles for designing for the future.
  • The long term impact of Hurricane Sandy on New York’s infrastructure and psyche.
  • What sea level rise means for a landscape architect.
  • Pondering NYC’s future with sea walls surrounding the city.
  • The role of the city’s Public Design Commission in dealing with climate change.
  • How to navigate the climate change adaptation bureaucracy in NYC.
  • The history of Pier 42 and the challenges of community engagement on this project.
  • Managed retreat and it’s future in NYC.
  • Will NYC need to rethink what a natural system is in regards to coastlines.
  • What do landscape architect programs need for a new generation of professionals. Are they factoring in climate change?
  • Should landscape architects adhere to a climate change ethical code?

Signe’s Model Adaptation Project mentioned in the episode: http://www.pier55.com/

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Links in this episode: https://www.aiany.org/news/climate-change-in-nyc-bridging-science-and-practice/ https://www.mnlandscape.com/people/signe_nielsen https://www.architects.org/architectureboston/articles/case-study-complexity https://dirt.asla.org/2017/11/14/five-years-after-superstorm-sandy-is-new-york-city-better-prepared-for-the-next-storm/ http://www.downtownexpress.com/2015/03/26/signe-nielsen/

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Podcast Music produce by Richard Haitz Productions Write a review on Apple Podcasts! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Jan 28 2019

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Rank #10: Pandas, gorillas and elephants adapt to climate change! Podcast with World Wildlife Fund.

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Episode 3:  Dr. Nikhil Advani - In this episode, the host, Doug Parsons has a lively discussion with Dr. Nikhil Advani, Senior Program Manager for Adaptation at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Dr. Advani will answer questions ranging from: will pandas become an invasive species in future climates (short answer: no); what is the difference between adaptation in the U.S. and developing countries; WWF's innovative 'crowdsourcing' program; how does a famous global conservation group like WWF communicate a complex subject like adaptation and much much more. For more information on this podcast, visit our website at www.americaadapts.org and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Itunes. Also, consider following us on Facebook at America Adapts!

Jul 25 2016

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Rank #11: Evaluating the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Climate Disaster and Adaptation Policies

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In episode 101 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Samantha Montano, a disasterologist/Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska in Emergency Management and Disaster Science.  Samantha, along with her colleague Amanda Savitt, evaluated the disaster and adaptation policies of the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates. Doug and Samantha discuss what makes for effective disaster policies and where the candidates stand on these issues. Samantha also recommends how these policies can be improved heading into the 2020 election.

Follow along with the Disaster Policy Blog Post here.  Candidates evaluated in this episode:  Joe Biden , Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, , Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar,  Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Evaluation of the Democratic disaster and adaptation policies.
  • Recommendations on how to improve these plans.
  • Difference between ‘mitigation’ in climate circles versus disaster circles.
  • What we can expect as the Presidential field narrows.

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Links in episode: Evaluating the Democratic Candidates' Disaster Policy http://www.disaster-ology.com/home/2019/10/14/14komh82s5zcx9ul08b0h69nm2nefy https://www.unomaha.edu/college-of-public-affairs-and-community-service/emergency-management-and-disaster-science/about-us/faculty-and-staff/samantha-montano.php https://theweek.com/articles/863831/whats-missing-from-democrats-climate-conversation-far 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/

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Podcast Music produce by Richard Haitz Productions Write a review on Itunes! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Nov 26 2019

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Rank #12: Adaptation Checkup: Public Health and Climate Change – A Podcast with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett

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

Topics covered:

  • What is APHA’s role and responsibilities in climate change;
  • APHA has identified “Climate change as the greatest public health threat”;
  • Elevating the urgency around climate change through its public health impacts, e.g., less from the Ebola outbreak;
  • Environmental justice and equity and public health;
  • Learning from the Tobacco wars and applying to climate change awareness;
  • Health providers are first line of climate communication with the public;
  • What the Centers for Disease Control is and isn’t doing on climate change;

Bio: Dr. Natasha DeJarnett is a graduate of the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky where she completed her PhD in Public Health (2013) and Masters of Public Health (2009), both concentrating in environmental health sciences. As a postdoc at the University, she was awarded a fellowship by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate cardiovascular risks of air pollution exposures. In 2015, she became the recipient of the prestigious Impact Award from the Society of Toxicology’s Cardiovascular Toxicology Specialty Section for her 2014 paper “Acrolein Exposure is Associated with Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk.” Dr. DeJarnett was named the 2017 Alumna of the Year for the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences and concurrently awarded designation in the class of 2017 Alumni Fellows.

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Links in this episode: Download the new report Adaptation in Action: Grantee Success Stories from CDC's Climate and Health Program, Part II, and discover the many ways climate change impacts health at http://www.apha.org/climarte. View APHA’s fact sheets on climate change and health: https://apha.org/publications-and-periodicals/fact-sheets#climate https://www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/climate-change Share APHA’s infographic series on how climate change affects your health: https://apha.org/news-and-media/multimedia/infographics/how-climate-change-affects-your-health Tune into APHA’s climate change and health webinars, including Climate Changes Health: Adaptation in Actionhttps://apha.org/events-and-meetings/webinars/climate-webinarshttps://www.linkedin.com/in/natasha-dejarnett-phd-mph-34808111a

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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 Itunes! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Jul 23 2018

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Rank #13: Tribes, Indigenous People and the False Urgency of Climate Adaptation with Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte

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In episode 87 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte. Kyle is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community Sustainability and a faculty affiliate of the American Indian & Indigenous Studies and Environmental Science & Policy programs at Michigan State University. Kyle is also an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. Kyle and I discuss how indigenous people define urgency in the face of climate change, managed retreat for tribal communities, the national climate assessment and tribal issues, the sometimes controversial relationship between tribes and climate scientists, climate change’s role in ongoing colonization of indigenous people, effective tribal engagement and much more in a fascinating and sometimes raw conversation.

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Other Topics covered:

  • Fundamentals of indigenous people and climate adaptation.
  • Tribal people have historically ‘adapted’ to environmental change many times.
  • What does managed retreat mean for tribal people?
  • Is history repeating itself with displacing native people in response to climate change?
  • Can existing tribal treaty rights be used as a legal tool to combat climate change?
  • How did the recent national climate assessment do on tribal issues (hint: pretty well);
  • Does tribal integrity help with adapting to climate change more effectively?
  • For tribes, resilience is cultural and spiritual, and something always done by tribes.
  • Indigenous people can define climate urgency and intrinsic value differently than western cultures.
  • The challenges of tribal engagement, from both tribal perspective and western cultures.
  • Does tribal ‘bureaucracy’ inhibit climate adaptation and partner building?
  • The sometimes controversial relationship between tribes and climate scientists.

Raw transcripts of this episode are available here.

Links in this episode: https://risingvoices.ucar.edu/ https://kylewhyte.cal.msu.edu/climate-justice/ https://kylewhyte.cal.msu.edu/ https://kylewhyte.cal.msu.edu/about/ https://www.potawatomi.org/

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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 on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Apr 08 2019

1hr 9mins

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Rank #14: Flood, Rebuild, Repeat - A podcast with NRDC’s Rob Moore

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In episode 99 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Rob Moore, the Director of the Water and Climate Team at NRDC, the Natural Resources Defense Council. Doug and Rob talk about flooding and the bureaucratic inertia of flood management. They also discuss the psychology of rebuilding in flood zones. Rob also explains attempts to reform federal flood policies and the challenges of finding funding to help people with buy outs. Also: nature based solutions to flooding; being an adaptation professional; organizational approaches to climate mitigation and adaptation and much more!

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In this Episode:

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Role of NRDC in adaptation planning.
  • Why people keep rebuilding in flood zones (and why they are allowed).
  • The institutional barriers to buy outs.
  • Bureaucracy keeps people from moving.
  • The psychology of getting people to move.
  • The insanity of rebuilding in flood zones.
  • Nature based approaches to flood management.
  • Tension in large NGO’s between climate mitigation and climate adaptation.
  • Rob shares who has been most influential to his adaptation development.

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Links in episode: Rob Moore’s Staff page at NRDC: https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/flood-insurance-debate-begins https://twitter.com/RobMooreNRDC/status/1070385652007612416 https://www.nrdc.org/experts/joel-scata/house-moves-vote-flood-insurance-reform

Seeking Higher Ground: how to break the cycle of repeated flooding with climate smart flood reforms

Blog on same:  https://www.nrdc.org/experts/rob-moore/seeking-higher-ground-climate-smart-solutions-flooding

Buyouts as part of a strategy for managed retreat/climate adaptation

Going Under:  how long wait times for post-flood buyouts leave homeowners underwater (report we released a few weeks ago showing that FEMA assistance for a buyout take about 5 years to reach a person whose home’s flooded). 

https://www.nrdc.org/experts/anna-weber  (Anna, the lead author of the report above) also did a short series of case studies on buyout around the country. 

2017 Video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FeCkHZBd-M#action=share

2019 Q&A:  https://www.nrdc.org/stories/how-long-does-it-take-get-fema-buyout-flooded-homehttps://www.guernicamag.com/four-storytellers-tackle-climate-change/

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 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

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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 Itunes! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Oct 28 2019

59mins

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Rank #15: Human Dimensions of climate change adaptation: A Discussion with Britt Basel - Adaptation Consultant

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Episode 7:  Britt Basel, Adaptation Consultant with Ecothropic.  Listen in as Doug Parsons talks with Britt, an adaptation expert, whose work has spanned the globe.  In this episode, we discuss Britt’s unique experiences working with the people of the Solomon Islands doing adaptation planning.  Find out how gender can play a role in the process of adaptation planning.  Britt vividly describes her experiences working individually, with both the women and men of the Solomon Islands.  Britt shares what it was like facilitating a woman’s adaptation workshop, followed by a men’s only workshop, and the cultural aspects needed to merge those two efforts in the development of an effective adaptation plan (Britt has created an amazing, and short, youtube video explaining these efforts on the Island here).  Britt and Doug also discuss the role of human dimensions in adaptation planning. Britt is also an expert storyteller and we talk about how that skill will be critical in helping communities identify effective ways to adapt to climate change.  We also talk about Britt’s experiences in Cuba and what lessons the U.S. could learn from these international efforts. For more information on this podcast, visit our website at www.americaadapts.org and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Itunes. Also, consider following us on Facebook at America Adapts!

Aug 28 2016

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Rank #16: Women + LGBT + People of Color Adapt to Climate Change – A People’s History of Climate Adaptation

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“We just had a 500 year flood. Well, we’ve had eight 500 or 100 year floods in the last two years. What does that mean? I think it’s time to stop calling it that and just start calling it…life.”Cherri Foytlin, of Diné and Cherokee Tribes.

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In episode 75 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons takes a journey with the Freedom to Breath bus tour on location in New Orleans. During his visit, Doug attends a town hall on women and minority groups talking about climate resilience; a visit to Africatown to learn about the legacy of racism and environmental pollution and a visit to a protest community that is also serving as a gateway for refugees fleeing storm events and climate change. Women, tribal members, people of color and members of the LGBT community talk about how climate uniquely impacts them and what steps they are taking to adapt to climate change. It’s an exciting episode, with interviews with minority voices on the front lines of climate change. 

Subscribe to America Adapts, text “adapters” to 31996! Topics covered:

  • Discover the long term legacy of Hurricane Katrina
  • Does ensuring reproductive rights for women improve their ability to adapt to climate change?
  • Building resilience of women ensures the entire community is more resilient.
  • Economic security of women also plays a factor in effective adaptation.
  • Mental health disorders and the impact of storm events.
  • Mental health systems are going to have adapt to climate change.
  • How does New Orleans plan for climate change and sea level rise.
  • Learn how tribal communities in Louisiana are adapting to climate change.
  • How native plants play a role in local adaptation.
  • Transgender people and their unique vulnerability to climate change.

Experts in this episode:

Anne Coglianese, Coastal Resilience Program Manager, City of New Orleans Michelle Erenberg, Executive Director, Lift Louisiana Cherri Foytlin, of Diné and Cherokee Tribes. Denese Shervington, MD/MPH, President & CEO, Institute of Women and Ethnic Studies Prof. Tammy Greer, Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi Quentin Bell, Executive Director, The Knights & Orchids Society Colette Pichon Battle, Executive Director of the Gulf Coast Center for Law & Policy Center

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Facebook and Twitter: #FreedomtoBreathe Recap Video: https://www.facebook.com/ClimateNexus/videos/1884816491826600/ NOLA Video: https://www.facebook.com/ClimateNexus/videos/464925990679929 @usaadapts https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/timeline www.americaadapts.org Links in this episode:

Freedom to Breathe Material: https://www.freedomtobreathe.org https://sojo.net/articles/when-freedom-breathe-privilege https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/a-bus-tour-through-the-past-present-and-future-of-environmental-justice https://thinkprogress.org/katrina-survivors-call-for-reproductive-rights-in-face-of-climate-change-14269bc20549/ https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/08/climate-change-global-climate-action-summit/568069/

Art work on Freedom to Breathe Bus http://celestebyers.com https://www.instagram.com/celestialterrestrial/ @celestialterrestrial

NAAEE article on using podcasts in the Classroom: https://naaee.org/eepro/blog/are-you-using-podcast-your-classroom-you

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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.  

Burning Worlds Newsletter - Cli Fi https://chireviewofbooks.com/category/burning-worlds/

Podcast Music produce by Richard Haitz Productions Write a review on Itunes! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Oct 01 2018

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Rank #17: Dr. Michael Mann: Return of the Climate Jedi

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He’s back! In episode 86 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews famed climatologist Dr. Michael Mann.  Dr. Mann is the author of the famous ‘hockey stick’ climate research that has become one of the iconic images in the climate movement. This is Dr. Mann’s second appearance on America Adapts. In this episode, we discuss: winning the Tyler Prize (the environmental equivalent of the Nobel Prize); the quickly emerging issue of climate adaptation; Trump’s climate policies being worse than our worst case predictions; academic freedom and climate denial; the new generation of outspoken climate scientists and the worldwide climate youth movement!     

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Other Topics covered:

  • Discussing the Tyler Prize and his co winner Dr. Warren Washington, a trailblazer in climate modeling.
  • Discussing people living with climate impacts today and how that undermines President Trump’s climate skepticism.
  • Climate trolls and how to counter them.
  • Climate deniers harassment has led to a new generation of battle ready climate scientists.
  • Trump administration burying the National Climate Assessment.
  • Appointing skeptics and why universities protect the few climate skeptics with PhDs.
  • How the issue of adaptation has become more prominent for climate scientists.
  • Mann wants America Adapts to interview Donald Trump!
  • And finally the exciting development of the Youth climate movement!

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Links in this episode: https://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/updates/mann-tyler.cfm https://news.psu.edu/story/558486/2019/02/12/research/michael-mann-awarded-2019-tyler-prize-environmental-achievement https://www.ucsusa.org/how-fossil-fuel-industry-harassed-climate-scientist-michael-mann http://www.michaelmann.net/

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Podcast Music produce by Richard Haitz Productions Write a review on Apple Podcasts! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Mar 27 2019

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Rank #18: Freestyle Adaptation: Olympic Medalist Arielle Gold Adapts to Climate Change

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In episode 73 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Arielle Gold, Olympic medalist in snowboarding about her work with Protect our Winters, an advocacy group working to mobilize the outdoor sports community on climate change.  Arielle also talks about her experiences as a snowboarder in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games in Russia and her medal winning turn at the Pyeongyang Winter Games in Korea.  Arielle discusses the snow conditions at the Sochi games and how climate change influenced those discussions. Doug and Arielle also discuss the role of professional athletes in creating greater awareness around climate change.  If you want to go behind the scenes with an Olympian and learn more about the impact of climate change on winter sports, this episode covers it all! 

Topics covered:

  • Arielle describes her history snowboarding and what it’s like to win an Olympic Medal!
  • The snow conditions at the Sochi Winter Games in Russia and the role of climate change in those conditions.
  • Protect our Winters and its role in mobilizing the outdoor community on climate change.
  • The role and responsibilities of famous athletes to speak out on climate issues.
  • These topics and much more!

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Facebook and Twitter: @arielletgold @ProtectWinters @usaadapts https://www.facebook.com/ProtectOurWinters/ https://www.facebook.com/ArielleGoldSnowboarder/ https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/timeline www.americaadapts.org Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/america-adapts-climate-change/id1133023095?mt=2 On Google Play here. Please share on Facebook!

Links in this episode: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arielle_Gold https://www.teamusa.org/us-ski-and-snowboard/athletes/arielle-gold https://protectourwinters.org/policy/ https://twitter.com/arielletgold?lang=enFirst Female Double Cork move in Snowboarding https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4NfAsszIOk Arielle Gold wins Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe silver | X Games Aspen 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_X1CpcyuYA Arielle Gold Today Show Olympic Interview | LIVE 2-13-18 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2vWYiNCSWE https://www.youtube.com/user/arielletgold

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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 Itunes! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Aug 20 2018

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Rank #19: You Can’t Handle the Truth: Rising Sea Levels and the Law (Re-release)

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In episode 98 of America Adapts, which is a re-release of episode 64,  Doug Parsons talks with Margaret Peloso, of the law firm Vinson and Elkins. Margaret shares insights from her book Adapting to Rising Sea Levels: Legal Challenges and Opportunities. Doug and Margaret dig into topics such as the conversion of private land to public land as the oceans rise; adaptation and the public trust doctrine; coastal Superfund sites and corporate responsibility; will eminent domain drive coastal planning in the years ahead and much more! Bonus material, Jesse Terry and Alex Wong share their music album about climate change!

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • The public trust and sea level rise;
  • Legal precedent and sea level rise;
  • A new definition of private property;
  • Sea level rise and Superfund sites;
  • Policy versus the law as an adaptation strategy;
  • The legal definition of resilience;
  • Adaptation law as a profession;
  • The advantages and perils of using eminent domain for coastal planning;
  • Favorite lawyer movies and favorite lawyer jokes.

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Links in episode: https://www.velaw.com/Who-We-Are/Find-a-Lawyer/Peloso--Margaret/ https://www.amazon.com/Adapting-Rising-Sea-Levels-Opportunities/dp/1611636183 https://www.velaw.com/Who-We-Are/Find-a-Lawyer/Peloso--Margaret/ https://www.velaw.com/AdaptingToRisingSeaLevels/ From the NYT on chemical plants:https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/06/climate/flood-toxic-chemicals.html Predictive tools on SLR to assist the corporate community: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/climate/mapping-future-climate-risk.html EPA’s page on Superfund and climate change: https://www.epa.gov/superfund/superfund-climate-change-adaptation AP article on superfund sites prone to flooding (has a great interactive map): https://www.apnews.com/31765cc6d10244588805ee738edcb36b Australia Adaptation Summit http://vicadaptation18.w.yrd.currinda.com/# http://climate-adaptation-2018.w.yrd.currinda.com/what-39-s-on#program-header

Jesse Terry and Alex Wong: Musicians https://soundcloud.com/alexwongsounds/sets/jesse-terry-and-alex-wong-kivalina-ep-pre-release/s-6FsF4 https://www.jesseterrymusic.com/ https://www.highceilingsmusic.com/bio

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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 Itunes! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Oct 15 2019

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Rank #20: Rivers, watersheds and climate change adaptation!

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Episode 8:  Rivers, watersheds and climate change adaptation!  America Adapts talks with Watershed/Adaptation Planner Rebecca Esselman of the Huron River Watershed Council.  Learn how HRWC became one of the first local watershed groups to bring in adaptation staff.  Many river advocates have long argued that watersheds should be the landscape model for conservation planning. Listen in as Doug talks with Rebecca on the challenges and opportunities that local watershed groups have when dealing with climate change adaptation.  The Huron River is a major urban river, part of the greater Detroit watershed.  Rebecca describes working with local watershed stakeholders on how they need to focus on future threats like climate change and what that means for present day decision making. Also hear more about some of their current adaptation projects, one of which is funded by the Doris Duke Foundation’s Adaptation Fund.  Rebecca also proposes developing a “climate network” of local groups to keep the momentum going on existing efforts and to develop new partnerships.  Rebecca also discusses the struggles of identifying funding streams for inland landscapes since so much adaptation emphasis has been placed on coastal areas in recent years.  This podcast highlights the issue that adaptation planning must be local if we were are going to get the public behind these efforts.  For more information on this podcast, visit our website at www.americaadapts.org and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Itunes. Also, consider following us on Facebook at America Adapts!  

Sep 05 2016

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