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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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Great 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

By M Isles - Jan 19 2019
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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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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.

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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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.

Facebook and Twitter: @usaadapts @NRDC @RobMooreNRDC 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!

Now on Spotify! List of Previous Guests on America Adapts

Subscribe/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization!

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

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

Oct 28 2019

59mins

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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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In this Episode:

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.

Facebook and Twitter: @usaadapts @Margaretepeloso @jesseterrymusic @alexwongsounds

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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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Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization!

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

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

Oct 15 2019

1hr 23mins

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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.

Facebook and Twitter: @usaadapts @ABTagenda @ClimateDepot

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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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Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization!

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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The Once and Future Republican Party – Conservatism and Climate Change

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In episode 96 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Bob Inglis, former Congressman from South Carolina and now Executive Director of RepublicEN.  Doug and Bob talk about his history of being a climate advocate in the Republican Party; why the current GOP is so skeptical of climate science; how evangelicals’ attitudes about climate change are influenced by their support of President Trump. Also, Doug talks with John Sweeney, Chelsea Henderson and  Rouzy Vafaie of RepublicEN. They talk of the challenges of being Eco-right conservatives and how they message climate change to their fellow Republicans. This is an amazing episode!

People Interviewed: Bob Inglis, Executive Director of RepublicEN John Sweeney, New York spokesperson for RepublicEN Chelsea Henderson, Director of Editorial Content, RepublicEN Rouzy Vafaie, South Carolina spokesperson for RepublicEN Donate to America Adapts

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Topics covered:

  • The political consequences of supporting climate change action.
  • How evangelicals have thrown their support behind President Trump and what that means for climate action.
  • Free market approaches to climate change.
  • What climate supporting conservatives think of the Green New Deal.
  • Cap and Trade versus a Carbon Tax
  • Young conservatives and their changing attitudes toward climate change.
  • Doing climate outreach to sometimes hostile audiences.

The episode was sponsored by The Sun Exchange, a solar energy company powering emerging markets across the world. Sign up for your free solar cell with your purchase.

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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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Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization!

Facebook and Twitter:

@usaadapts https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/ Twitter for Republic EN:  @republicEn @chelseah_writes @EcorightPrice @bobinglis https://www.facebook.com/republicen/

Please share on Facebook! Links in this episode: https://www.republicen.org/ https://www.republicen.org/representatives/18-john_sweeney https://www.nationalreview.com/2019/06/revenue-neutral-carbon-tax-climate-change-plan/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Inglis https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/article/bob-inglis-climate-change-and-the-republican-party/

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

Sep 05 2019

1hr 49mins

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Summer Sizzle: Citizens Climate Radio podcast + The Adapters Speak!

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In episode 95 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons hosts Peterson Toscano, host of the podcast Citizens Climate Radio. Doug and Peterson talk climate activism, how adaptation can learn from the response to the AIDS crisis and much more. Doug also interviews America Adapts listeners to get their feedback on the podcast and what role it plays in their careers and they share their recommendations for future episodes.

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Topics covered:

  • The who, what, where of the podcast Citizens Climate Radio
  • LGBTQ activism and role in climate change.
  • How the response to the AIDS crisis can serve as a template for adaptation
  • Interviews with Adapters, listeners of the America Adapts podcast!

Donate to America Adapts

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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.

Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization!

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

Twitter for Citizens Climate Radio:  @Citizenscradio @p2son

Please share on Facebook! Links in this episode:

Dr. Erin Lindquist’s presentation on YouTube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kn1HH1wXCH4

Highlight of Dr. Erin Lindquist from the School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. The Dr. Erin Stewart Lindquist Scholarship Fund has been established at Meredith College to honor Erin’s memory. To make an online gift, visit meredith.edu/give. To ensure contributions are properly designated, select “other” and type Dr. Erin Lindquist Scholarship Fund.

Information for Peterson Toscano of Citizens Climate Radio

Links to Citizens Climate Radio: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/category/citizens-climate-radio/ (available wherever you get podcasts)

My HuffPost piece, Save the Unicorns—LGBTQ Responses to Climate Change https://www.huffpost.com/entry/save-the-unicorn-lgbtq-responses-to-climate-change_b_589c7453e4b02bbb1816c367

The Climate Stew Podcast https://climatestew.com/podcast/

Peterson’s website www.petersontoscano.com

Discord & Rhyme Podcasthttps://discordpod.com/

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/

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

Aug 20 2019

53mins

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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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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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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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Risky Business: Adapting Insurance Markets to Wildfire and Flood Risk with Dr. Carolyn Kousky

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In episode 93 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Carolyn Kousky, the Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania.  In this lively discussion, Doug and Carolyn discuss: how wildfires in California drove their utility into bankruptcy and what policy reforms are needed to prevent this from happening again; who owns the legal risks of climate change; needed disaster aid reform; the dysfunctional nature of flood insurance and the need to help low income households get access to appropriate disaster insurance. These topics and much more!

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Topics covered:

  • Climate change and California wildfires and that state’s unique legal liability to these threats.
  • Who ‘owns’ risk when it come to climate impacts?
  • What are the major shortcomings of disaster aid.
  • The critical need to engage with decisionmakers early in the policy process.
  • How do you make academic adaptation research relevant in the real world.
  • History and role of the Penn Risk Management Center.
  • The challenge of people making illogical home buying decisions even if presented with accurate disaster risk information. (think flood plain and coastlines)
  • Low income families need for disaster insurance and policy reform to help them get it.
  • Why would any rationale private insurer do business in Florida?
  • Need a Medicaid equivalent for low income households on resilience.
  • What are the adaptation academic opportunities in universities.

Dr. Carolyn Kousky is Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also directs the Policy Incubator.  Dr. Kousky’s research has examined multiple aspects of disaster insurance markets, the National Flood Insurance Program, federal disaster aid and response, and policy responses to potential changes in extreme events with climate change. She has published numerous articles, reports, and book chapters on the economics and policy of natural disasters and disaster insurance markets, and is routinely cited in media outlets including NPR, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune, CBS News, and Business Insurance, among others. She is the recipient of the 2013 Tartufari International Prize from the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Dr. Kousky was a member of the National Research Council Committee on Analysis of Costs and Benefits of Reforms to the National Flood Insurance Program and is a visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future.  She has a BS in Earth Systems from Stanford University and a PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University.

Links in this episode: https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/carolyn-kousky/ https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Financing-Third-Party-Wildfire-Damages-1.pdf https://www.citylab.com/environment/2018/10/how-america-fails-communicating-flood-risks/572620/ https://riskcenter.wharton.upenn.edu/incubator/ https://media.rff.org/archive/files/document/file/RFF-PB-17-01.pdf

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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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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

Jul 23 2019

1hr 8mins

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The Race to Define the Green New Deal with Grist CEO Brady Walkinshaw

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In episode 92 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews the CEO of Grist, Brady Walkinshaw.  Grist is the long time, online environmental news group.  Doug and Brady discuss the presidential politics of climate change; the race to define what the Green New Deal really is.  They also discuss how the Green New Deal address climate adaptation and Grist’s own coverage of the issue. They also discuss the challenges of covering environmental news in a non partisan way, and sharing some of the Grist news programs.

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Topics covered:

  • What is Grist environmental news.
  • A deep dive on the Green New Deal: substance, players and politics of it. “It’s a positive viewpoint of the future, not a negative one.”
  • 2020 Presidential elections and climate politics.
  • Should there be a climate presidential debate (yes)?
  • Does the green new deal address climate adaptation?
  • Is it impossible to do bipartisan Green New Deal? Is it time to play hard ball on this issue?
  • How does Grist cover climate adaptation.
  • The media needs to help with the false narrative of ‘climate proofing’ society.
  • Learn how to follow Grist and their media programs.

Links in this episode: https://grist.org/article/this-california-community-is-paying-for-your-holiday-shopping-with-their-air-quality/ https://grist.org/article/the-green-new-deal-is-pushing-climate-change-into-the-mainstream-media/?utm_content=buffer2756c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-resolution/109/text https://grist.org/article/the-green-new-deal-is-here-and-everyone-has-something-to-say-about-it/ https://grist.org/article/the-green-new-deal-is-pushing-climate-change-into-the-mainstream-media/?utm_content=buffer2756c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer https://twitter.com/grist https://grist.org/article/the-green-new-deal-is-here-and-everyone-has-something-to-say-about-it/

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Facebook and Twitter: @usaadapts https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/timeline www.americaadapts.org @grist 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!

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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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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

Jul 09 2019

56mins

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Dispatches from Adapters at the 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin

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In episode 91 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons goes to the 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin!  During this adaptation-palooza, Doug interviews a variety of conference participants.  Discover the topics and themes covered at this event and learn how diverse the adaptation community has become. Hear what presentations stood out and how adaptation professionals see this sector growing.  Doug also interviews several listeners of the podcast and gets their feedback on the conference.  If you couldn’t make the conference yourself, this is the next best thing, hearing dispatches from those in attendance on what makes the National Adaptation Forum the premiere adaptation event in the country.   

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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

Jun 11 2019

1hr 14mins

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