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May 24, 2021

In episode 139 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts two leading adaptation thinkers, Dr. Susanne Moser and Dr. Linda Shi and we discuss a new article they published Transformative Climate Adaptation in the United States: Trends and Prospects. Learn what it is and how it can influence climate equity and justice issues. We also discuss if democratic governments are the best model for transformative adaptation and is the Biden administration prioritizing resilience planning. Also, in a bonus conversation, Judge Alice Hill returns to the podcast to discuss how climate change is not properly included in economic risk planning.

  • Try to imagine a much different world where transformative adaptation can happen.
  • Learn the story behind the articles’ publication and how it was rejected in the first journal it was submitted to.
  • Is Democracy the right political model to accomplish transformative adaptation? Is there a role for authoritarian regimes?
  • Is the Green New Deal capable of driving transformative change?
  • How transformative adaptation can promote climate equity and justice.
  • Is the Biden administration prioritizing adaptation (no)?
  • What role is the private sector playing in driving innovative adaptation planning.
  • What role does communication play in driving transformative adaptation?
  • Is the adaptation sector mature enough to create transformative change?

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