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Apr 26, 2021

In episode 137 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Victoria Herrmann, the Managing Director of the Arctic Institute and a National Geographic Explorer.  We learn what is a Nat Geo Explorer; her travels with the America Eroding Edges project; the origins of Rising Tides, an organization that pairs climate experts with at risk communities and we discuss the evolving nature of adaptation professionals. Also, a bonus conversation with Judge Alice Hill where we discuss her time developing adaptation policy in the Obama White House.

  • What is a National Geographic Explorer.
  • Details of the America’s Eroding Edges journey around the United States.
  • What are people saying ‘on the ground’ in climate impacted communities.
  • How the Rising Tides organization is pairing up adaptation experts with communities in need.
  • Who can be an ‘adapter’ when it comes to helping at risk communities.
  • Why President Biden should appoint a “Climate Migration Coordinator”.
  • Our America, Climate of Hope

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