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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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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.motherjones.com/environment/2013/10/monsanto-profit-climate-change-corporation/

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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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http://cviog.uga.edu/about-us/faculty-staff/mathew-hauer.html
http://www.latimes.com/world/global-development/la-na-global-sea-levels-story.html

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


America Adapts also has its own app for your listening pleasure!  Just visit the App store on Apple or Google Play on Android and search “America Adapts.”

Join the climate change adaptation movement by supporting America Adapts!  Please consider supporting this podcast by donating through America Adapts fiscal sponsor, the Social Good Fund. All donations are now tax deductible!

 For more information on this podcast, visit the website at http://www.americaadapts.org and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Itunes.  

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America Adapts on Facebook!  
Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group.
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Producer Dan Ackerstein
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Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

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