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America Adapts the Climate Change 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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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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Somehow stumbled onto this podcast and heard speakers from the eco-right 9/4/19 episode. As a disillusioned Republican I was relieved to hear some ideas that made sense to me.

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

83 Ratings
Average Ratings
72
5
4
1
1

Great podcast!

By Refry - Sep 07 2019
Read more
Somehow stumbled onto this podcast and heard speakers from the eco-right 9/4/19 episode. As a disillusioned Republican I was relieved to hear some ideas that made sense to me.

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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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.

Rank #1: You Can’t Handle the Truth: Rising Sea Levels and the Law

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In episode 64 of America Adapts, 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!

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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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Facebook and Twitter: @Margaretepeloso @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 episode: 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

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.  

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

Apr 15 2018

1hr 9mins

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Rank #2: Dr. Michael Mann: Climate Change in the Age of Trump – A Podcast Discussion of the Hockey Stick, The Madhouse Effect, President Trump, ClimateGate and much more!

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In this week’s episode of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons gets a visit from legendary climate change scientist/activist, Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University. Doug and Mike talk about a wide range of issues: from the publication of his new book, The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy; the Presidential Election; the history of climate denialism; to science communication in general.  We discuss Randy Olson’s influence, the scientist turned filmmaker, who connected Doug and Mike, which led to a discussion on effective science communication and the use of storytelling in science.  Regarding Mike’s new book, The Madhouse Effect, in an innovative twist, Mike collaborated with Tom Toles, long time cartoonist with the Washington Post. The book focuses on climate change and the long running battles climate scientists have had with the denier movement. Tole uses his cartoons to encapsulate each chapter with a relevant and biting cartoon.  The book deftly uses humor to reach a different audience with hopes of educating them about climate science. 

The conversation then pivots to some climate science history, where Mike vividly describes what the political and scientific world was like when he first released his now iconic ‘hockey stick’ research paper.  Mike explains some of the key moments of constructing that paper and that “uh oh” moment when they realized humans were behind the recent warming around the globe. Mike then walks us through his many battles with the denier movement, from the time he was sued at the University of Virginia, through the infamous Climategate “scandal.”  Doug and Mike discuss the difficulties of communicating with the public when scientists are held (and hold themselves to) a much higher standard of information sharing, whereas the Koch Brothers' funded opposition has no such standard.  We discuss the ‘fake news’ issue and how that has been present in the climate change world for years. Finally, we talk about what will happen during a Trump administration.  An overall theme of our Trump discussions is the wildcard nature of his policies. President-Elect Trump even recently met with Al Gore to discuss climate change.  Doug and Mike anticipate bad things in addressing climate change, but also recognize that President Trump might surprise his detractors.  Mann acknowledges his book is much more relevant with the election of Donald Trump since the book deals so much with climate denial. Doug asks Mike, hypothetically, what if President Trump asked Mike to come to the Oval Office to brief him on climate change: what would he say to President Trump?  Without giving too much away, it involved invoking Lincoln, recruiting Bill Nye the Science Guy, and playing to Trump’s very large ego.

 Some key quotes from the podcast interview: “Climategate was a rear guard, battle of the bulge, full frontal assault on the science of climate change.’ “If trump does move forward with the agenda he’s threatened to pursue...then it could be game over for stabilizing temperatures at 2 degrees..” “The forces of anti-science are very mobilized, and trained to be very great communicators and in many cases...they are cleaning our clocks…”  “If we are to actually make America great again, then we’re going to have to be part of the clean energy revolution.” “We now have for the first time in history, a president who denies that climate change even exists.” “It’s in the realm of possibility that Trump could flip on the issue of climate change if there was a concerted, good faith outreach effort, to him,  by the scientific community.” “Donald trump doesn’t get to decide if the world moves ahead on climate change, the world is moving ahead.”

We discuss the upcoming 20 year anniversary of the hockey stick and opportunities to acknowledge that anniversary as way to highlight the issue of climate change in a potentially future hostile political environment.  The conversation with Mike was fascinating, informative and downright inspiring. So have a listen, there’s much much more that’s said!

Finally, yes, most of your favorite podcasts are supported by listeners just like you! Please consider supporting this podcast by donating through America Adapt's 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.  

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Additional Resources for Dr. Michael Mann

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http://www.meteo.psu.edu/holocene/public_html/Mann/news/interviews.php

Dec 06 2016

1hr 13mins

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Rank #3: Deconstructing a Climate Skeptic: The Marc Morano Podcast

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Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Android Now on Spotify! 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 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.

“I’m a clearinghouse. It’s sort of like the wild west.” Marc Morano

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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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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/

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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 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

Aug 07 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #4: California Adapts 1: The Storytellers

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Episode 61: What is “climate adaptation” and how well is California doing with it? The podcast “America Adapts” hosted by Doug Parsons has been exploring the topic of climate adaptation since 2016. In this three part special, sponsored by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Doug takes an in-depth look at the state of California, presenting its long history of environmental leadership, current work on adaptation throughout the state, and how California will be dealing with a changing environment in the future.

In this episode, California Adapts 1:  The Storytellers, consists of three main stories. Geologist Jeff Mount of UC Davis tells the epic tale of the 1861-1862 floods that washed out Sacramento, killing hundreds and forcing the temporary moment of the state capital to San Francisco. Environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr. and “The Queen of Green,” longtime head of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Mary Nichols tells about how the state managed to clean up the smog problem of the 1970’s, then brings us up to the present with her perspective on Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown with regard to climate leadership.

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This special project of America Adapts was generously sponsored by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

California Adapts was produced by scientist turned filmmaker, Randy Olson. Listen here. Now on Spotify! America Adapts is a charitable organization, Donate here!

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Links in episode: http://www.ppic.org/person/jeffrey-mount/ https://begleyliving.com/ https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/ https://ww2.arb.ca.gov/about/leadership/mary-d-nichols http://americaadapts.org/california-adapts-home/

Sound production by John Rael.

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.  

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! Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts. Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Mar 12 2018

47mins

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Rank #5: Bill McKibben and Denis Hayes Podcast: Earth Day, President Trump and the Future of Climate Change Activism.

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It’s an Earth Day extravaganza! Earth Day Co-Founder Denis Hayes and climate change icon Bill McKibben visit America Adapts.  This episode is coming out on the same day that President Trump rescinded the climate change rules established under President Obama. Take action by listening to Bill and Denis share their experiences, as they offer advice on what to do next.

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Denis Hayes, Co-Founder of the original Earth Day and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation

  • HISTORY OF EARTH DAY – Denis describes the original Earth Day in 1970 and the political environment at the time. Denis describes the bi-partisan nature of environmental issues before President Nixon executed his southern strategy, which further split the parties.
  • ENTER CLIMATE CHANGE - Doug and Denis discuss the unique challenges of climate change and how it might have been dealt with on the original Earth Day. Denis explains how climate change was not yet an issue at the first Earth Day, but then through the 70s, a consensus developed among scientists that it was a growing problem.
  • FROM CARTER TO REAGAN - Denis describes working for President Carter running the Federal Solar Research Institute.  Denis describes how science and facts were not as controversial as they are today. Denis describes an ambitious effort to reform the energy sector that was ultimately scrapped when Reagan came to power.
  • EARTH DAY 2020 – Denis and Doug talk about the upcoming 50 year anniversary of Earth Day.
  • THE EMERALD CORRIDOR – Denis talks about his work at the Bullitt Foundation, which seeks to create a sustainable urban corridor in the Pacific Northwest. Doug and Denis discuss adaptation and challenges of planned retreat.

In the second segment, I talk with climate change legend, Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org. 

  • BILL MAHER AND CLIMATE CHANGE – Bill discusses his recent appearance on HBO’s Bill Maher show and how these unique opportunities create opportunities to reach a large number of people (and Bill was quite funny on the show).
  • PRESIDENT COAL – Bill discusses what the election of Donald Trump means for progress on climate change. Bill doesn’t spin the situation:  his administration is a pretty devastating development.
  • BIPARTISAN SOLAR – Bill describes the opportunity for legislative agreement through solar power, which polls extremely well in both parties.
  • ADAPTATION AT 350 – Doug and Bill talk adaptation and if it takes away from society needing to focus on carbon mitigation.  Bill says, ““Adapt to that you can’t prevent...but prevent at all cost, that, which you can’t adapt to.’”
  • THE CLIMATE MARCHES ON - Bill discusses the upcoming climate change march on April 29th in locations around the world. We talk about how climate march compliments the science march.
  • YOU AND CLIMATE CHANGE - Bill gives advice on what an individual can do to affect change and how collective action will be the only effective response. .

Links in episode:

http://www.billmckibben.com/ http://www.bullitt.org/about/staff/ Bill McKibben on the Bill Maher Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V69l7zbFeAk https://350.org/

Twitter: @billmckibben @350

Coming up next week on America Adapts, Judge Alice Hill, of the Hoover Institution. Subscribe now to get this in your podcast inbox!

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.”

Finally, yes, most of your favorite podcasts are supported by listeners just like you! Please consider supporting this podcast by donating through America Adapt's 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.  

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

Mar 29 2017

56mins

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Rank #6: The Collider: Building a Global Hub for Climate Adaptation with CEO Josh Dorfman

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In episode 72 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with the CEO of The Collider Josh Dorfman.  The Collider is a non profit organization working with individuals and companies to develop big data climate applications. They also are fostering the development of a climate ‘ecosystem’, through networking and creating a major hub for adaptation in Asheville, North Carolina. Josh also shares his experiences as The Lazy Environmentalist. It’s a fun, informative conversation with a new, innovative voice in the adaptation universe.

Topics covered:

  • History and purpose of The Collider;
  • Commercialization of climate tech ventures through startup bootcamps, skills-based workshops, and mentorship programs;
  • Connecting industry leaders, entrepreneurs, academics, adaptation innovators, and climate scientists at conferences, climate data hackathons, and business;
  • Creating a climate adaptation ecosystem in Asheville, North Carolina;
  • The challenges of doing reliable business of big data risk modeling;
  • The Lazy Environmentalist;
  • Is there a need for The Lazy Adapter
  • Josh and Doug discuss The Hopeful Adapter and much more!

Bio: Josh Dorfman is Chief Executive Officer of The Collider. An environmental entrepreneur, author, and media personality, he focuses on scaling mission-driven organizations and connecting them to mainstream audiences. He was Vice President of Marketing for GoodGuide, a “TechCrunch 50” provider of information on the health, green, and ethical performance of consumer products. Josh was also founder & CEO of Vivavi, a pioneering retailer of modern, sustainable furniture, named to Inc. Magazine’s “Green 50” as an innovator accelerating the green economy.  Josh is perhaps best known as the Creator and Host of The Lazy Environmentalist, an award-winning reality TV show on Sundance Channel, radio show on Sirius Satellite Radio, book series, and blog. He and his ventures have been widely profiled including in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times and on Morning Joe, Fox & Friends, and The Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch. Before joining The Collider, Josh led Venture Asheville, a public-private initiative to grow Asheville’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. He co-founded and directed Asheville Angels, an early-stage angel investor group with portfolio investments in cleantech, EV infrastructure, and numerous other industries.  Josh holds an MBA from Thunderbird, The School of Global Management, and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Facebook and Twitter: @TheColliderAVL https://www.facebook.com/thecollider.asheville/ @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://thecollider.org/ https://thecollider.org/press-release-discovery-day-2018/ https://thecollider.org/food-beverage-climate-conference/ https://som.yale.edu/buying-sustainability-conversation-lazy-environmentalist https://thecollider.org/ https://www.amazon.com/Lazy-Environmentalist-Guide-Stylish-Living/dp/1584796022

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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

Aug 06 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #7: Climate Change Election Episode: Reporting from Cop22, climate negotiations, Marrakesh, Morocco; the National Adaptation Forum and much more climate election coverage!

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Special Election Coverage. In this episode, America Adapts is hosting James Stillwell, Program Manager for Climate Implementation at the University of Maryland, reporting from Marrakech, Morocco from the Cop22 climate change negotiations. Also, I speak with EcoAdapt’s MaryKay Gewiss and Alex Score, on next year’s big National Adaptation Forum. First, I check in with James, who’s in Morocco, following up with his role at the 2016 Paris Climate agreement (previous podcast topic).  We learn what other countries are saying about the climate agreement in light of Donald Trump’s presidential election win.  James seeks to provide a reality check on what happens next. We learn what it might mean if the U.S. exited the agreement; the difficulties involved with such an action; and the rest of the world’s desire to move on even if America does exit the talks.  James also shares his perspective on debating noted climate skeptic, Myron Ebell (available on youtube), the man responsible for the transition at the Environmental Protection Agency. He gives his insight on what Mr. Ebell's approach might be and offers a broader perspective on potential limits to that approach. Finally, James gives his parting thoughts on what Americans can expect from the Marrakech negotiations.  In a major pivot, I then talk with Alex and WendyKay about next year’s National Adaptation Forum in St. Paul, Minnesota, in May.  No matter what the results of the election are, adaptation planners will continue to work and convene and share information on the best ways to adapt to the impacts of climate change.  We talk about previous forums and what to expect at this forum. There are new themes and plenaries topics, looking to expand what sectors would be interested in attending the event.  We share advice to federal employees who may be concerned about their ability to travel under a new administration.  Also, the deadline to submit oral and poster presentations is December 16th, so please hurry if you are considering doing this.  Finally, I end the podcast with an election discussion with Tim Watkins in the Adaptation and Wine Power hour, trying to find ‘silver molecules’ on what a Trump presidency might mean for the adaptation field.  And stay tuned for next week's episode, as Dr. Michael Mann, legendary professor behind the ‘hockey stick’ research, and author of “ The Madhouse Effect”, comes on the podcast.  

Finally, yes, most of your favorite podcasts are supported by listeners just like you!  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.  Also, follow on Facebook at America Adapts!  Check us out, we’re also on YouTube!

Nov 15 2016

1hr 23mins

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Rank #8: 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

51mins

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Rank #9: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe: Evangelicals Adapt to Climate Change

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In episode 44 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with world famous climate scientist 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. 

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In this Episode:

FROM QUASARS TO CLIMATE MODELS – Doug and Katharine discuss her early career in astronomy and how that actually prepared her well as she pivoted into climate change modeling. Katharine also discusses her invitation to attend an event in Norway hosted by Stephen Hawking!

PARIS AGREEMENT – Katharine talks about the recent US pull out from the Paris Agreement and she actually identifies a huge silver lining.

BEARING FALSE WITNESS – Doug and Katharine dig into the phenomenon of why evangelicals are hostile to taking action on climate change and how many have been misled into believing the science of climate change is a false religion.

QUEEN OF THE WORLD – Doug and Katharine talk about her surreal experience talking climate change with both President Obama and “Titanic” star Leonardo DiCaprio.  Katharine’s take home message:  President Obama can talk climate like an expert!

Key Quotes:

““Faith is evidence of what we don’t see; science is evidence of what we do see.”

““We are deliberately told by people we trust….that global warming is a false religion, requiring worshipping the Earth…”

“Regarding climate change…if you only look for negative information, that’s what you’ll find.”

Dr. Hayhoe on Facebook and Twitter: https://www.facebook.com/katharine.hayhoe/ https://twitter.com/KHayhoe

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Links in episode: http://katharinehayhoe.com/wp2016/biography/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzuI_NZwY4w https://www.beforetheflood.com/ https://www.depts.ttu.edu/csc/people.php http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/05/31/everyone-believes-in-global-warming-they-just-dont-realize-it/

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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 Itunes.  

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Jun 12 2017

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Rank #10: 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

54mins

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Rank #11: Resilient New York: Urban Forestry, Shared Stewardship and Climate Adaptation

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

This episode was generously sponsored by American Forests.

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Experts in this Episode: 

  1. Marit Larson, Chief of Natural Resources, NYC PARKS (2:18)
  2. Sarah Charlop-Powers, Director, Natural Areas Conservancy (33:11)
  3. Jad Daley, President and CEO, American Forests (23:30)
  4. Kristy King, Director, NYC Parks (36:50)
  5. Clara Pregitzer, Deputy Director of Greenbelt Native Plant Center, Natural Areas Conservancy (47:08)
  6. Justin Bowers, Forest Restoration, Natural Areas Conservancy (53:12)
  7. Erika Svendsen, USDA Forest Service and Co-Director NYC Urban Field Station (1:01:00)
  8. Sarah Anderson, Senior Manager, Tree Equity Programs, American Forests (1:04:30)
  9. Michelle Johnson, Research Ecologist with the NYC Urban Field Station, USDA Forest Service (1:08:21)
  10. Lauren Smalls-Mantey, Program Director of Cool Neighborhoods, NYC Parks  (1:17:12)
  11. Heather Liljengren, Greenbelt Native Plant Center, NYC PARKS (1:24:10)
  12. Lindsay Campbell, Social Scientist at USDA Forest Service (1:46:31)
  13. Peter Lechnir, Forest Restoration, NYC PARKS (1:59:43)
  14. Rich Hallett, Research Ecologist for USDA Forest Service at the NYC Urban Field Station (2:05:22)
  15. Ian Leahy, Vice-President of Urban Forestry, American Forests (2:14:38)

Topics covered:

  • How forests add to the overall resilience of New York City.
  • The New York City Forest Management Framework,
  • Climate adapted palettes for forests.
  • The role of the NYC Urban Field station and the research there.
  • Climate resilience related programs, including FIRST.
  • How forest stewardship can lead to community resilience.
  • Cool Neighborhoods program and public health.
  • Heat management and urban forests.
  • NYC Native Plant Center and its role in making natural areas more resilient through local genetic stock.
  • Super Stewards forestry program.
  • Combining social/ecological systems.
  • Ecosystem services in urban forests.
  • How responding to Hurricane Sandy led to reforms in urban forestry management.
  • Tree equity and urban forests.
  • Vibrant Cities Lab and urban forests.
  • And much more!

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Caitlin Boas @caitlinboas Sarah Charlop-Powers @scharloppowers Heather Liljengren @nativelea @NYCParks @NaturalAreasNYC @SpringMountains @TNatureOfCities Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nycparks/ https://www.facebook.com/NaturalAreasNYC/ https://www.facebook.com/USForestService/ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Greenbelt-Native-Plant-Center/147011101988085 https://www.facebook.com/TheNatureOfCities/

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NYC Parks https://www.nycgovparks.org Natural Areas Conservancy http://naturalareasnyc.org US Forest Service https://www.fs.fed.us Greenbelt Native Plant Center https://www.nycgovparks.org/greening/greenbelt-native-plant-center

Nature of Cities https://www.thenatureofcities.com https://www.americanforests.org/about-us/our-people/staff/ American Forests Vibrant Cities Labs American Forests Tree Equity Program https://www.nrs.fs.fed.us/nyc/

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Directions on how to listen to America Adapts on Amazon Alexa

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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

Aug 06 2019

2hr 24mins

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Rank #12: The Endangered Species Act and climate change; wildlife adaptation planning; challenges and opportunities for state wildlife agencies and much more! Guest Dennis Figg, Legendary Missouri Conservationist!

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Show me adaptation in Missouri, the ‘Show Me’ state: Doug talks with Dennis Figg, longtime wildlife conservation leader from the state of Missouri.  Learn how climate change will fundamentally alter future wildlife management. Listen in as Doug and Dennis list their top 3 challenges facing the wildlife community.  They also discuss the limitations of the Endangered Species Act in the face of climate change and the overall approach of threatened and endangered species.  Learn about Missouri’s unique wildlife and Dennis’ decades working to protect this region. They also discuss the role of science in wildlife management and the challenges of developing effective policies from field research.  They also discuss the overall capacity of wildlife professionals to deal with the threat of climate change and how climate change will radically alter our perceptions of invasive species.  Dennis shares his experiences from his early days as a wildlife conservationist ,  all the way to his evolution into one of the country’s leading voices on climate change adaptation.  We also discuss: funding opportunities for adaptation; mandatory climate change training; understanding vulnerability assessments; getting the public behind these emerging concepts; and finding Bull sharks in the Mississippi River.   We discuss all these things and 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

Sep 19 2016

1hr 13mins

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Rank #13: 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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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

Aug 20 2018

39mins

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Rank #14: California Adapts 2: The Journey

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In this episode, Doug Parsons’ journeys around California exploring the five most important elements of climate adaptation for the state — fire, drought, flood, temperature and sea level rise. For each one he goes into the field with an expert. He visits the burn area of the Thomas Fire of December, 2017 with a fire captain, talks about drought with the state’s “Water Czar,” standing beside the Sacramento River, hears the details of the ARkStorm Mega-flood Scenario from a climate scientist, follows an urban heat expert using a laser thermometer to measure the temperature of asphalt in Los Angeles, and visits the central coast of California to talk about sea level rise. The five sequences provide an overview of climate adaptation for the state.

Episode 62: What is “climate adaptation” and how well is California doing with it? The podcast “America Adapts” hosted by Doug Parsons has been exploring the topic of climate adaptation since 2016. In this three part special, sponsored by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Doug takes an in-depth look at the state of California, presenting its long history of environmental leadership, current work on adaptation throughout the state, and how California will be dealing with a changing environment in the future.

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This special project of America Adapts was generously sponsored by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. If you are interested in collaborating on a similar project, please contact Doug Parsons at americaadapts@gmail.com

California Adapts was produced by scientist turned filmmaker, Randy Olson. Listen here. Now on Spotify! Donate here!

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Links in episode: http://weatherwest.com/ https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/ http://www.ppic.org/ http://suscon.org/ https://www.nrdc.org/ http://climateresolve.org/

Sound production by John Rael.

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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!

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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! Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts! Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Mar 19 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #15: 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

43mins

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Rank #16: Rolling Stone’s Jeff Goodell: The Water Will Come

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In episode 60 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Jeff Goodell of Rolling Stone magazine about his new book, The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World. 

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Jeff discusses the reception of his new climate change book, The Water Will Come.
  • Jeff and Doug discuss the reaction from the development community in south Florida to Jeff’s book.
  • Jeff explains the history of Rolling Stone Magazine’s reporting of climate change issues.
  • Jeff explains the extreme measures that Venice, Italy is taking to adapt to rising seas.
  • Doug and Jeff talk about the challenges of addressing climate change in the Trump era.
  • And meet the new America Adapts intern, Alex Stocksdale!

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Links in episode: https://www.amazon.com/Water-Will-Come-Remaking-Civilized/dp/031626024X https://www.rollingstone.com/contributor/jeff-goodell https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Goodell https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-the-city-of-miami-is-doomed-to-drown-20130620 https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/climate-change-and-the-end-of-australia-20111003 https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/hurricane-harvey-houston-flood-is-climate-change-warning-w500596 https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/jeff-goodell-hurricane-irma-rising-seas-climate-change-w502160 https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-climate-apartheid-how-global-warming-affects-the-rich-and-poor-w509956 https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/read-climate-report-president-trump-doesnt-want-you-to-see-w511084

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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 Itunes.  

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 Itunes Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Mar 05 2018

56mins

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Rank #17: 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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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

Jan 28 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #18: 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.

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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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Oct 01 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #19: A Conversation with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals

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Episode 5: Beth Gibbons, Managing Director of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals talks shop with Doug Parsons. Beth is the new Managing Director of ASAP: if you are an existing member, hear what Beth has to say about the future of ASAP; and, if you are considering joining, learn more about how the society can be relevant to your work, or how you can be relevant to the society!  Also, Beth and Doug discuss (and sometimes debate!) what happens next with adaptation policy; getting out of the shadow of mitigation; should adaptation professional be certified; and much more.  Tune in for all things adaptation and if you should join A.S.A.P., ASAP! (sorry, couldn’t resist) 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 15 2016

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Rank #20: De-Extinction, Climate Change and the Future of Conservation: A Podcast with author M.R. O’Connor.

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In episode 15, Doug Parsons speaks with M.R. O’Connor, author of the book, “Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things.” De-extinction is exactly what you think it is: bringing back extinct species using modern technology. Think Jurassic Park, but looking at more recent extinctions like the Passenger Pigeon, Wooly Mammoth and the Tasmanian Tiger.  Our conversation, much like the book, is more than that though, we talk about environmental justice, ethics and the history of conservation biology.  Each chapter in the book covers a different species and the massive efforts we take to ensure their survival: these include a Tanzanian Spray Toad, the Florida Panther, Southwest pupfish, all the way to efforts to resurrect the Passenger Pigeon. We talk about the amazing and tragic history of the Passenger Pigeon and one scientist's efforts at bringing this species back into our lives.  Is it Frankenstein meets conservation? We dig into many of the topics from the book but we also talk about their relevance to climate change and adaptation. Is it any more or less ethical to translocate a living species, impacted by climate change, than it is to bring back an extinct species. In addition, Maura talks about how journalism can and should be about covering ideas, not just historic events.  We discuss the pitfalls of conservationists emphasizing the intrinsic value of biodiversity, versus its cultural or even utilitarian value.  We also discuss the legal implications of de-extinction: what if a resurrected species preyed upon an existing endangered species? What would this mean for the Endangered Species Act?  Maura also talks about what inspired her to write this story and the amazing journey learning about these species and the fascinating cast of characters that she included in the book.  We also talk about climate change adaptation having the ability to frame conservation in a new light, to tackle old problems like habitat destruction, invasive species and air and water pollution. Our conversation will give you a sampling of the many topics covered in the book and how de-extinction will challenge us to think about conservation, adaptation and environmentalism in new and provocative ways.  Maura was a fantastic guest, explaining incredibly complex topics in an engaging and hopeful way. Please listen in!

M.R. O’Connor is a graduate of Columbia's Journalism School, she has reported from Africa, Afghanistan and Haiti, and her work has appeared in such publications as:  The New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, Salon, New York Times, and Slate, to name just a few. Yes, that is an amazing list and her book reflects her profound journalistic experiences.

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Oct 24 2016

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