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Jan 31, 2022

In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Alizé Carrère, a National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker, and PhD student researching and documenting human adaptations to environmental change. Alizé discuses her four part adaptation series she did with PBS. We also discuss her doctoral research on “climatopias”, the forward-looking plans that architects, designers and futurists are drawing up in response to imminent environmental change. Doug and Alizé discuss how the adaptation sector needs dreamers and big thinkers.

Topics discussed:

  • PBS takes a crack at telling local adaptation stories
  • Local adaptation examples in Kentucky, Vanuatu, India and Bangladesh
  • What is a ‘climatopia’?
  • Relationship between transformational adaptation and climatopias.
  • The role of social cohesion in climatopias.
  • The adaptation sector needs more dreamers and visionaries to help create inspiring narratives.

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