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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 Presidential Candidates. Doug and Samantha discuss what makes for effective disaster policies and where the candidates stand on these issues. Samantha also recommends how these policies can be improved heading into the 2020 election.

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Candidates evaluated in this episode: 
Joe Biden , Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, , Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar,  Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, Elizabeth Warren, Andrew Yang

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • Evaluation of the Democratic disaster and adaptation policies.
  • Recommendations on how to improve these plans.
  • Difference between ‘mitigation’ in climate circles versus disaster circles.
  • What we can expect as the Presidential field narrows.

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