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America Adapts - The Climate Change Podcast

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 week, 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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May 18, 2018

In episode 66 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Kate Bishop Williams at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.  Kate is a lecturer at the University and Waterloo and she used an America Adapts episode, “Deconstructing a Climate Change Skeptic” as part of her class curricula. Kate discusses why she chose this episode to use a tool to teach her students effective climate communication. Doug and Kate also discuss open access and the value of podcasts as a learning tool in the classroom.  Doug speaks with two of the students enrolled in Kate’s class and gets their feedback on what they learned from the Marc Morano episode (skeptic)  and their impressions of using a podcast in the classroom. This and much more!

Topics in this episode:

  • Using podcasts in the classroom to promote environmental change;
  • Learning that climate skepticism is more prevalent than many realize;
  • Developing guidelines for listening to a podcast and talking climate change;
  • Understanding the role of open access educational materials, especially climate resources;
  • Students explain how listening to a climate skeptic enhanced their ability to communicate climate change.

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University of Waterloo School of Public Health and Health Systems: https://uwaterloo.ca/public-health-and-health-systems/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kate-bishop-williams-4253b293/
Paper that called for Ecological Determinants of Health to be taught in Public Health Programs in Canada.
Link to SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition- a group focused on increasing open and describes OA and AER really well ): https://sparcopen.org:/ 
https://americaadapts.org/2017/08/07/deconstructing-a-climate-skeptic-the-marc-morano-podcast/


Directions on how to listen to America Adapts on Amazon Alexa

https://youtu.be/949R8CRpUYU

 

Elizabeth Rush Book Signing Event

https://www.solidstatebooksdc.com/events/2018/6/14/elizabeth-rush-rising-dispatches-from-the-new-american-shore

Amazon Link for the Young Adult Climate book by Marissa Slaven, Code Blue

https://www.amazon.com/Code-Blue-Marissa-Slaven/dp/1927685273/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525300158&sr=8-1&keywords=code+blue+marissa+slaven

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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.  

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May 3, 2018

In episode 65 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Julia Kim and Kif Scheuer of the Local Government Commission, and Michael McCormick of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research about the upcoming California Adaptation Forum August 27-29th in Sacramento, California.  They talk about the history of the forum, goals and themes of this year’s forum, and the state of adaptation in California. 

Also in this episode, Doug talks with the 2018 winners of the Tyler Prize, Dr. Paul G. Falkowski and Dr. James J. McCarthy. Established in 1973 by the late John and Alice Tyler, the Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement is one of the first international premier awards for environmental science, environmental health and energy. It’s considered the equivalent of winning the Noble Prize in environmental science and policy. Paul and James share some of their research and the important of communicating science effectively.

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www.resilientca.org

www.opr.ca.gov

https://globalclimateactionsummit.org/

http://www.californiaadaptationforum.org/

http://tylerprize.org/

http://tylerprize.org/laureates/

Directors on how to listen to America Adapts on Amazon Alexa.

https://youtu.be/949R8CRpUYU

Elizabeth Rush Book Signing Event

https://www.solidstatebooksdc.com/events/2018/6/14/elizabeth-rush-rising-dispatches-from-the-new-american-shore

Amazon Link for the Young Adult Climate book by Marissa Slaven, Code Blue

https://www.amazon.com/Code-Blue-Marissa-Slaven/dp/1927685273/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525300158&sr=8-1&keywords=code+blue+marissa+slaven

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.  

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Apr 15, 2018

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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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

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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.  

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Mar 19, 2018

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In California Adapts 3:  The Synthesis, Doug Parsons and writer/producer Randy Olson talk about their overall impressions of climate adaptation in California. Each of the experts interviewed during the journey gave scores from 1 to 10 for their opinion of how well they think the state is addressing their element of climate adaptation. The scores are presented to three of the experts for their assessment. The analysis ends with one more expert - a dissenting voice in terms of how well California is preparing for the changes in the climate that are already happening.

Episode 63: 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.

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https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/person/peter-kareiva/


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!

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Mar 19, 2018

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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.

Guests in this episode:

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.

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http://www.ppic.org/
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https://www.nrdc.org/
http://climateresolve.org/


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!

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Mar 12, 2018

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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.

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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.  

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Mar 5, 2018

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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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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


Listen to Doug talk science communication on the Speak Up for Blue podcast!
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/the-speak-up-for-blue-podcast/id1010962669?mt=2
https://open.spotify.com/show/3mE8fDuPv6OiTZ64EfIob9?si=Ioj_YAO_R7edHGJBPPETPg


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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.  

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Feb 19, 2018

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In episode 59 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dan Ashe, the President and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Previously, Dan was the Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for 7 years under President Barack Obama.  

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • What is the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and its role in conservation and adaptation;
  • How zoos can be ambassadors in deep red states in communicating climate change;
  • Dan’s tenure as Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service;
  • How state wildlife agencies have, nor have not, stepped up on climate change planning;
  • Dan’s climate legacy at the US Fish and Wildlife Service;
  • And a morale booster to current FWS employees on why what they do is so important!

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/former-usfws-director-dan-ashe-shares-perspectives_us_59a64cafe4b08299d89d0ae6

https://www.fws.gov/director/dan-ashe/index.cfm/2016/4/21/A-Strong-Message-on-Climate-Change-for-Earth-Day

https://twitter.com/DirectorDanAshe/status/804406049268703232

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/03/26/climate-change-requires-us-land-conservation/2021931/

https://thinkprogress.org/administration-outlines-plan-to-help-wildlife-adapt-to-climate-change-333a73629d96/

https://www.fws.gov/news/blog/index.cfm/2017/1/12/Director-Dan-Ashe-A-Key-Member-of-Service-Family-Steps-Down


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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
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Jan 30, 2018

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In episode 58 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with author and lecturer Elizabeth Rush, of Brown University. Elizabeth is the author of the upcoming book, Rising – Dispatches from the New American Shore.  Topics discussed in this episode:

  • What is ‘creative non-fiction.’
  • Elizabeth explains how humans have or don’t have the emotional resilience to respond to climate change
  • Writing “adaptation metaphors.”
  • Narrative devices like “The Hero’s Journey” to make climate change resonate.
  • The emerging role of Cli- Fi, climate science fiction.
  • And much more!

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https://www.amazon.com/Rising-Dispatches-New-American-Shore/dp/1571313672

Essays by Elizabeth located here:  http://elizabethrush.net/
https://www.brown.edu/academics/english/elizabeth-rush

 

 

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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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Jan 8, 2018

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In episode 57 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with experts from all over the world focusing on the conservation of the elusive snow leopard of the Asia High Mountains and how this species - and the communities around this species - are adapting to climate change.  Guests from Nepal, India, China, Russia, Sweden, and the US share stories on studying this amazing cat and talk about some of the innovative adaptation strategies that are being put in place thanks to funding from a USAID project that is being implemented by World Wildlife Fund.

Two additional themes emerge in this episode, the influence of Peter Matthiessen’s epic masterpiece, The Snow Leopard, and stories from these experts about their own magical encounters with the snow leopard in the wild.  Peter Matthiessen never did see a snow leopard, but several of these experts did. Hear their amazing stories in detail.

This podcast was sponsored by World Wildlife Fund and USAID as part of the Asia’s High Mountains project.

Brochure: Conservation and Adaptation in Asia’s High Mountain Landscapes and Communities

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https://nature.berkeley.edu/beislab/BeissingerLab/?page_id=355
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http://www.wwfnepal.org/?224234/WWF-Nepal-and-partner-ministries-signed-a-grant-agreement-for-Sustainable-Land-Management-in-Churia-Region-Project
https://www.snowleopard.org/sweet-treats-help-save-cats/
http://www.icimod.org/?q=15429
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Snow_Leopard
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Matthiessen
https://www.amazon.com/Snow-Leopard-Penguin-Classics/dp/0143105515
www.thirdpolegeolab.org
https://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/nepal-honors-a-new-generation-of-conservation-leaders
http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_together_possible/making_friends_with_the_enemy/
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Dec 18, 2017

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Year in Review! In episode 56 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts three amazing guests: Jayde Lovell, host of SciQ on the Young Turks Network, Dr. Tim Watkins, science education specialist, and Shaun Martin, Senior Director of Adaptation and Resilience at the World Wildlife Fund.  Doug and his guests convene a lively panel discussion, highlighting the year’s top news stories; favorite moments from the podcast in the past year and predictions for the field of adaptation for 2018! It’s a fun way to wrap up an amazing year with America Adapts!

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Dec 1, 2017

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

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WHAT IS SURFRIDER – Chad discusses the history of Surfrider Foundation, how it started as a group of concerned citizens, to becoming a worldwide leader in coastal conservation. Chad shares some of their high profile victories, e.g., plastic bag ban.

ADAPTATION ALIGNMENT – Doug and Chad discuss the challenges of institutionalizing adaptation planning into an existing organization. Chad shares how Surfrider is approaching this issue and how members can play a role in this process.

A SEA LEVEL RISE WIN - Doug and Chad discuss the challenges sea level rise poses to coastal habitats and the difficulty for organizations to define what a policy ‘victory’ is in relation to sea level rise.

SURFING AND ADAPTING – Chad shares some research on how sea level rise will impact favorite surf spots and his recommendations for the best books on surfing.

MITIGATION IS NOT ADAPTATION – Chad and Doug discuss the problem of conservation groups focusing on carbon mitigation when their core mission more closely aligns with adaptation.  These groups are grappling with what their climate identity should be.

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Surfing Book “Barbarian Days.”
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American Society of Adaptation Professionals
https://adaptationprofessionals.org/

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Nov 14, 2017

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In episode 54 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons attends the 2017 American Association of Landscape Architects conference in Los Angeles.  In this episode, we discover the burgeoning role of landscape architects in adaptation planning. Doug talks with a wide swath of landscape architects, from living legend Martha Schwartz, to young graduate students just entering the field, gearing up to dedicate themselves to addressing climate change.  Listen in to some of the leading voices in this sector and their insights and advice on how landscape architecture as a field can step up to the challenge of adaptation.

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This episode of America Adapts was generously sponsored by Anova Furnishings. To learn more how they promote the field of landscape architecture, visit their website here.


Guests in this episode (time location in episode):

  1. Ellen Stewart, Landscape Architect, City of St. Paul (2:34)
  2. Vaughn Rinner, President, ASLA (4:33)
  3. Kristina Hill, Professor, University of Berkeley, California (9:57)
  4. Deanna Lynn, Graduate Student, Landscape Architecture (22:02)
  5. Martha Schwartz, Harvard University and Martha Schwartz Partners (24:29)
  6. Eric Gilbert, CEO, Anova (37:11)
  7. Brad McKee, Editor, Landscape Architecture Magazine (42:50)
  8. Jason Bingham, Landscape Architect (55:33)
  9. Barbara Deutsch, Landscape Architecture Foundation (57:58)
  10. Matt Alcide, Land 8 (1:11:47)
  11. Stephanie V. Landregan, Director, UCLA Extension (1:15:12)
  12. April Philips, April Philips Design Work (1:18:43)
  13. Leslie Johnson, Graduate Student, Landscape Architecture (1:25:03)
  14. Pamela Conrad, CMG Landscape Architecture (1:27:45)



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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE – Doug discovers what this field really does and its critical role in the ever expanding adaptation universe.

SUSTAINABILITY VS ADAPTATION– Landscape architects have been a leading voice in sustainability, but Doug and his guests discuss the differences between sustainability and adaptation.

TOOLS AND RESOURCES – Doug and his guests discuss some of the emerging tools in landscape architecture to address climate change impacts.

NEXT GENERATION – A recurring theme in these interviews is whether landscape architecture schools are providing students with the skills needed to be adaptation professionals.

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Oct 31, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Oct 13, 2017

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

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DEMOGRAPHY AND CLIMATE CHANGE – Matt discussed his background in demography at the University of Georgia and the origins of his research paper on sea level rise and its role in coastal migration.

HOW HIGH? – Matt explains the process of selecting certain sea level rise projections for his landmark paper.  Doug and Matt explore some of the controversy of his SLR projections.

THE MEDIA RESPONDS - Matt shares the challenges and excitement of a paper that receives widespread media attention.  Matt shares some thoughts for a follow up research paper.

ACUTE VS CHRONIC - Can hurricane serve as a real time lesson on the impacts of coastal inundation? Matt explains the differences between ‘acute’ climatic events like hurricanes versus “chronic” climate events like sea level rise.

RELEVANCE - Matt explains how the implications of his paper can inform long term decision making today.  Planners and elected officials can use these projections on long term planning decisions.

GATORS VS SEMINOLES – Doug, who attended UF, explains to Florida State graduate Matt, that the Gators are generally a superior football team.

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-climatechange/rising-seas-could-push-some-u-s-migration-to-areas-far-from-coast-study-idUSKBN17L04B

http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2017/04/where-will-u-s-climate-migrants-go/

http://mashable.com/2017/04/17/sea-level-rise-climate-migration-austin/#8g1nsMlGZiqC
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-migration-sea-level-reshape-cities-inland.html
https://www.ipops.fr/fichier/rte/9/MUTADEMO%2022%20-%2023%20SEPTEMBRE%202016/PRESENTATIONS/Session%206/Presentation_hauer.pdf

http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v7/n5/full/nclimate3271.html?foxtrotcallback=true

https://www.amazon.com/Tom-Petty-Heartbreakers-Greatest-Hits/dp/B000002OO0/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_15_t_0/141-3056227-6680057?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=0M4HNG8HYK57E2CRXPKB


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Sep 26, 2017

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David Roberts Quotes:

  • “People’s gut impressions and instincts are not reliable guides to social policy.”
  • “We need to be all guns blazing on mitigation.”
  • The only people capable of changing the minds of the right wing base on climate change...is right wing elites. There’s no set of magical words that environmentalists can say to break this spell of denialism…”

In episode 51 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with famed climate and energy writer David Roberts of Vox online news (and formerly of Grist).  David discusses his transition from his long time perch at Grist to the much bigger platform at Vox.  Doug and David then dig into recent hurricane media coverage; the morality of climate mitigation versus adaptation; and the near hopeless politics of climate change. It’s a dense, fascinating and humorous discussion.

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HURRICANE MEDIA – Doug and David talk about how the media has covered the two recent hurricanes and if it’s an appropriate to talk about climate change during storm coverage. We also discuss if Rush Limbaugh had a point in his criticism of hurricane coverage.

GRIST TO VOX – David shares his writing history, starting at Grist environmental news (and the freedom Grist gave him to ‘ponder’ subjects for writing), to Vox and he also explains the challenges of producing regular content at a much more deadline driven news shop like Vox. 

SURE, LET’S ADAPT – We discuss why David ‘has it in for adaptation.’ He describes his evolution of thinking on the subject and he explains the moral case for both mitigation and adaptation

ADAPTATION POLITICS – Doug and David discuss:  Who will own adaptation politically, Republicans (if and when they come around on climate change) or Democrats? 

FORTRESS AMERICA – David describes how getting people to abandon their homes due to climate change will require a huge level of trust between government and people, a trust clearly lacking now.  David also explains that when climate impacts come into full view, we’ll likely pull inward as a country and protect ourselves in ‘fortress America.’

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https://www.vox.com/2015/8/24/9194707/katrina-climate-adaptation
https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/8/16272538/what-is-worth-saving

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Sep 18, 2017

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In episode 50 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Pat Michaels, Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the libertarian Cato Institute.  Doug and Pat discuss free market approaches to adaptation and the potential role of the Cato Institute in this emerging field.

In this Episode:

NATURAL ADAPTATION – Dr. Michaels shares examples of how society, across the planet, have already adapted to extreme weather. 

GDP ADAPTATOIN – Dr. Michaels shares his belief that as the economies of developing countries grow, they will have the economic resources to develop the necessary environmental rules and regulations to adapt to climate change.

NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE – Doug and Pat find common ground on the need to reform the National Flood Insurance Program to discourage rebuilding in flood prone areas. It is an area of rare agreement between environmentalists and libertarians.

CATO INSTITUTE ADAPTS? – Doug and Pat discuss the need for the Cato Institute to play a larger role in adaptation policy development and the challenges of getting over the controversies of climate denial. 

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Sep 5, 2017

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

EAST BOSTON ADAPTS – Doug talked with the professors at Harvard responsible for organizing this course. The organizers were Prof. Kathy Spiegelman, Prof. Stephen Gray and Prof. Daniel D’Oca.  Doug also spoke with Prof. Jesse Keenan (and previous podcast guest) about the studio course and his own assessment of what the students came up with in their recommendations.

HARVARD PRESENTS – Doug interviewed students presenting as part of this studio course as they shared their experiences working with East Boston. The students also discussed their own adaptation career ambitions.

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

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

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Aug 24, 2017

In episode 48 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with adaptation reporter Erika Bolstad.  Doug and Erika discuss her role at E & E News as their first adaptation reporter.  They talk about the state of adaptation reporting before they dig into her story on the emerging issue of ‘climate gentrification’, a topic that touches real estate, environmental justice and migration.

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ADAPTATION MEDIA – Erika describes how she got into the field of adaptation reporting at Climatewire.

CLIMATE GENTRIFICATION – Erika talks about this emerging issue and how it impacts low income communities and also how it’s influencing the real estate market in Miami. Erika discusses how “Jim Crow Laws” led to the present day racial make up of Miami and how these areas are in some of the highest elevations in the region.  We also discuss if climate gentrification is just a short term phenomenon created by real estate speculators to drive up the price of real estate in the short term, ignoring the long term realities of climate change impacts.

FELLOW REPORTERS - Erika talks about her favorite climate reporters and the types of stories they cover.

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https://www.scientificamerican.com/author/erika-bolstad/

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Aug 7, 2017

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In episode 47 of America Adapts, Doug talks with noted climate change skeptic, Marc Morano of Climate Depot.  Doug and Marc discuss his motivation to be a contrarian voice on climate change and his history working on environmental issues, from being a reporter for Rush Limbaugh, to being chief spokesman for noted climate skeptic Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma. We also talk about the current state of climate affairs.  In the second part of the episode, Dr. Randy Olson joins Doug to 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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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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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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Jul 26, 2017

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

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YOUTH MEETS CLIMATE CHANGE – Doug meets with Charlie and Jeremy, on the steps of the US capitol to talk about their climate change activism: everything from lobbying their state government on clean energy, to visiting their congressional delegation to support climate legislation.

TWO GREEN LEAVES – Charlie and Jeremy also discuss their climate blog, Two Green Leaves.

AUSTRALIA ADAPTS – Johanna talks with Dr. Palutikof’s and her unique history working in the climate change field. Dr. Palutikof also discusses the challenges of adaptation research at the local government level and some of the innovative work occurring across Australia.

Interviewed in this episode:
Charlie Abrams
Jeremy Clark
Dr. Jean Palutikof

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National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
https://www.griffith.edu.au/business-government/griffith-institute-tourism/about-us/staff/dr-johanna-nalau

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Jul 17, 2017

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

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In this Episode:

WHAT IS CBA? – Conference organizer, Hannah Reid explains what is community based adaptation and the role the conference plays in the knowledge exchange of this discipline.

AFRICAN ADAPTATION – Doug talks with two adaptation planners from Malawi, Phina Rocha, Irish Aid, and Dorothy Tembo, Senior Programme Officer, Centre For Environmental Policy and Advocacy and the challenges facing developing countries in developing national adaptation plans.

DISASTER MANAGEMENT - Anita Van Breda, from World Wildlife Fund, talks disaster management planning and risk reduction at World Wildlife Fund and their unique approaches in engaging developing countries in these efforts.

CLIMATE JUSTICE - Doug talks resilience planning with Rebecca Carter of the World Resources Institute; Doug also discusses issues of climate justice and communicating adaptation to younger generations in developing countries with Heather McGray of the Climate Justice Resilience Fund.

AFRICAN NATIONAL PARKS – Doug talks with Manuel Mutimmcuio, Director of Human Development, at the world famous Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique.  Manuel describes the tumultuous history of the park and currents efforts to address climate change while working with local communities that count on the park for their livelihoods.

INTERNATIONAL DONORS - Doug talks with Dr. Arno Sckeyde, from the German agency, GIZ, on the role of governments and international aid. Doug also talks with Tom Derr of the Peace Corps and some of their innovative adaptation work, partnering with the World Wildlife Fund, in Uganda.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR CBA – Conference founder, Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director at the International Center for Climate Change and Development discusses the history of the CBA and what the challenges and opportunities for this field going forward.

And there’s much more!

Pictures from CBA11:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/iied/albums/72157685421464286/with/35166877190/ 

Key Quotes:
“I hope the US looks beyond their borders more to understand the challenges developing countries are dealing with regarding climate change impacts.” Hannah Reid, IIED

Interviewed in this episode:

Hannah Reid, Conference Organizer, International Institute for Environment and Development
Anita Van Breda
, Senior Director, Environment and Disaster Management, World Wildlife Fund
Phina Rocha, Irish Aid, Malawi
Dorothy Tembo, Senior Programme Officer, Centre For Environmental Policy and Advocacy
Rebecca Carter, Deputy Director, Climate Resilience Practice, World Resources Institute
David Kintu, Executive Director, Nature Palace Foundation
Heather McGray, Director, Climate Justice Resilience Fund
Dr. Arno Sckeyde, Climate Change Facilitator, GIZ (Germany)
Manuel Mutimmcuio, Director of Human Development, Gorongosa National Park
Romy Chevallier, Senior Researcher, South African Institute of International Affairs
Tom Derr, U.S. Peace Corps Uganda
Dr. Saleemul Huq, Director, International Center for Climate Change and Development and Senior Fellow, IIED

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www.envirodm.org (WWF’s Environment and Disaster Management website, which provides resources for environmentally responsible disaster recovery, reconstruction, and risk reduction, including the Green Recovery and Reconstruction Training Toolkit (GRRT), the Flood Green Guide, and a 24/7 helpdesk Green Recovery Connect.)
http://www.eecentre.org/assessments (Coordination of Assessments for Environment in Humanitarian Action - A joint USAID, OCHA, UN Environment, UNHCR, WWF and MSB Initiative)
Information on Uganda: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uganda
Conference Information
https://www.iied.org/11th-international-conference-community-based-adaptation-cba11

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Jun 12, 2017

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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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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.”

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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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Jun 4, 2017

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In episode 43 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with the Climate and Adaptation Reporter at Bloomberg News, Christopher Flavelle.

Also in this episode, Doug announces that America Adapts Media is now a 501(c) 3 tax deductible charitable organization! Dan Ackerstein guest hosts a segment asking Doug what this means and how people can support ‘building a community of adapters.’ Also, Michael Pace, Executive Director of the Social Good Fund, visits the podcast to briefly discuss the Fund, which is now the fiscal sponsor of America Adapts.

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BLOOMBERG NEWS – Doug and Chris discuss Bloomberg News and Chris’ unique beat of covering climate change adaptation and resilience issues. Chris also explains why covering climate change is a priority issue for Bloomberg News.

FEDERAL BUYOUT – Chris and Doug discuss some of his articles focusing on the federal buyout program, Blue Acres.  Chris explains the challenges for local governments to accept federal buyouts, what they mean for the future of these communities, and how they serve as a case study for future attempts at moving people out of climate danger zones.

“Adaptation is a humble ideology.”

CLIMATE GENTRIFICATION - Chris explains how people in affordable housing will be some of the hardest hit populations by climate change and how an under sourced programs will be further challenged when these communities are forced to evacuate from high impact areas.

ADAPTATION IN THE NEWS - Chris and Doug discuss the many challenges of covering adaptation stories and how these stories will only become more prominent. 

Chris also challenges Doug to find the person most responsible for adaptation policy in the Trump White House. And the challenge was accepted!

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https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-26/trump-wants-to-downplay-global-warming-louisiana-won-t-let-him

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-09/alaska-s-big-problem-with-warmer-winters
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-08-22/nj-s-blue-acres-program-a-new-strategy-for-climate-change
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-07-06/inside-the-lobby-against-tougher-homes

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May 22, 2017

In episode 42 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Benjamin Preston, the Senior Director of the Infrastructure Resilience and Environmental Policy Program at the RAND Corporation.

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WHAT IS RAND?  Doug and Ben discuss RAND and its background as a military think tank and its evolution as a key player in adaptation and resilience research and planning.

FROM OZ TO OAK RIDGE – Ben discusses his experiences working on climate change issues in Australia, all the way to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Ben also grades adaptation efforts in Australia and the US!

THE ONE PERCENT CLIMATE CHANGE DOCTRINE - Doug and Ben discuss worst case scenarios with climate change and RAND’s approach to these issues. We also discuss the ‘one percent doctrine’ approach to adaptation planning and if there are similarities to planning for terrorism as there is to climate change.

ADAPTATION ELEVATOR SPEECH – Ben takes a crack at his own 30 second adaptation elevator speech. Doug and Ben discuss the challenges of communicating adaptation research and planning to the general public.

CASE STUDIES – Ben describes some of the case study work at RAND - in cities like Pittsburgh and in Israel – with resilience and adaptation planning.  We also discuss the difficulties of going from planning to actual adaptation implementation. How does one evaluate effective adaptation?

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https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/people/p/preston_benjamin_lee.pdf
https://theconversation.com/spending-wisely-now-will-make-heatwaves-less-costly-later-22402
http://www.vcccar.org.au/benefit-hindsight-ben-preston

 

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