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Sep 27, 2021

In this episode, Doug Parsons talks with returning guest Alice Hill about her new book, The Fight for Climate After Covid-19. We discuss what inspired her to write the book; how her experiences working on climate change and biodefense during the Obama Presidency informed her thinking; why we need a national adaptation plan; the critical need for political leadership in confronting crises like covid and climate change; and why we should ‘marry’ climate mitigation in adaptation.  

Topics covered:

  • What lessons can we learn from Covid-19th in dealing with climate change?
  • We need a national adaptation plan.
  • Why political leadership is absolutely critical in dealing with big issues.
  • We need to ‘marry’ adaptation and mitigation and have them work together…when possible.
  • Learning about the adaptation profession and what advice Alice can offer professionals in this space.
  • Alice’s experiences in the Obama White House and how that informs her adaptation work today.

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