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Apr 17, 2023

In episode 183 of America Adapts, it’s a re-release of episode 68.  Doug travels down under to Melbourne, in the state of Victoria. Doug was invited to give the keynote address at the Victoria Adaptation Summit, then he participated in the National Adaptation Conference, where he interviewed experts from throughout southern Australia. Learn innovative adaptation techniques from the private sector, local councils and the state government. Topics in this episode: local council approach to climate adaptation; innovative tools for communicating climate adaptation; understanding climate risks and profiting off it; the psychology of adapting to climate change; Victoria state government and the emerging role of states in adaptation planning; the use of big data in climate planning; private sector adaptation; can kangaroos adapt to climate change, and much more! Plus a bonus conversation with Dr. Amy Brady about her new book, Ice: From Mixed Drinks to Skating Rinks--a Cool History of a Hot Commodity.

Guests in this episode:

·         Kath Rowley,  Executive Director of the Climate Change Division in Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning
·         Nina Keath, Senior Strategic Planner, City of Onkaparinga
·         James Despaquali, Sustainability Planning and Strategy Officer at City of Whittlesea
·         Rohan Handem, XDI, Director,  Projects
·         Dr. Johanna Nalau, Postdoctoral Research Fellow with Griffith Climate Change Response Program (GCCRP)
·         John Doole, Manager Environmental Services at Kingborough Council
·         Dr. Jean Palitikoff, Director of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility
·         Judy Turnbull and Fabian Sack, Sustainably
·         Dr Hallie Eakin, Senior Sustainability Scientist, Arizona State
·         Browyn Bresham, Senior Clinical Psychologist, Compassionate Nature
·         Julian Stanley, Senior Climate Change Planner at Barwon Water

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