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Dec 10, 2019

In episode 102 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Judge Alice Hill at the Council of Foreign Relations. Judge Hill co-authored the book “Building a Resilient Tomorrow” with Leonardo Martinez-Diaz. Judge Hill shares insights on the book: making financial markets work for climate resilience; climate...


Nov 26, 2019

In episode 101 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Samantha Montano, a disasterologist/Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska in Emergency Management and Disaster Science.  Samantha, along with her colleague Amanda Savitt, evaluated the disaster and adaptation policies of the 2020 Democratic...


Nov 12, 2019

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...


Oct 28, 2019

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...


Oct 15, 2019

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...