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America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast

Doug Parsons

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America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast

America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast

Doug Parsons

27
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32
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A changing climate presents humanity with only one option: adapt. Join your host, Doug Parsons for America's leading podcast on climate change - America Adapts! Each episode, Doug sits down with scientists, activists, policymakers, and journalists to discuss the tough questions facing this country and the world as we confront humanity's greatest challenge. Question your assumptions, refresh your perspective, and become part of the climate movement that will determine our planet's future, right here on the America Adapts podcast.

Latest Episodes

Talking Climate Adaptation with The Walton Family Foundation’s Environment Program with Dr. Moira McDonald

Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Moira McDonald of The Walton Family Foundation. Moira shares the focus of the foundation, with an emphasis on Louisiana coastal planning, wetland restoration and the role of the Mississippi River in adaptation. We also discuss strategic planning at a foundation; integrating adaptation into conservation planning and the challenges of risk taking for a foundation. Moira also discusses the role of the foundation in local community planning and much more!

50 MIN5 d ago
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Talking Climate Adaptation with The Walton Family Foundation’s Environment Program with Dr. Moira McDonald

Dr. Michael Mann: The Climate Knight Rises – Australia Bushfires + Covid19 + Climate Denialism + Michael Moore’s new Anti-Environment movie and much more!

Doug Parsons hosts famed climatologist Dr. Michael Mann. Mike comes on to discuss his recent sabbatical in Sydney, Australia, just as the bushfires raged out of control. We discuss the conservative media in Australia and how the continent is uniquely susceptible to the impacts of climate change. We also discuss how the anti-science response to the Covid19 pandemic mirrors much of what he’s encountered in the climate denial movement. We briefly discuss Michael Moore’s anti-green energy movie.

51 MIN2 w ago
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Dr. Michael Mann: The Climate Knight Rises – Australia Bushfires + Covid19 + Climate Denialism + Michael Moore’s new Anti-Environment movie and much more!

Racially just Adaptation + Urban Planning and Climate Inequities + Fate of 100 Resilient Cities and much more with Dr. Linda Shi

In episode 111 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Linda Shi, an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. Doug and Linda talk about coastal development and adaptation economics; what happened to the 100 Resilient Cities Initiatives; urban inequality; racially just adaptation; transformative adaptation and much more!

61 MINMAY 5
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Racially just Adaptation + Urban Planning and Climate Inequities + Fate of 100 Resilient Cities and much more with Dr. Linda Shi

Adapting to Climate Change during a Pandemic + Bonus Early Adaptation Legislation in the 1970s

Doug Parsons hosts two adaptation professionals, Shaun Martin of World Wildlife Fund and Emily Wasley of WSP to discuss how they are focusing on their jobs during a pandemic. Both share the changes in their work environment and how they are able to maintain their adaptation efforts. Also, Dr. Gabriel Henderson comes on to share a paper he wrote that looks at early efforts to develop climate adaptation legislation during the Carter administration.

44 MINAPR 20
Comments
Adapting to Climate Change during a Pandemic + Bonus Early Adaptation Legislation in the 1970s

Christiana Figueres: The Future We Choose, Coronavirus and Climate Change, the state of the Paris Climate Accords, adaptation and much more!

In episode 109 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts climate legend Christiana Figueres, head of Global Optimism and Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Doug and Christiana talk about the coronavirus and what lessons the climate movement can learn from the pandemic response; what’s next for the Paris Climate Accords; can the US jump back in after the election; Christiana’s political family history in Costa Rica and much more!

52 MINAPR 6
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Christiana Figueres: The Future We Choose, Coronavirus and Climate Change, the state of the Paris Climate Accords, adaptation and much more!

Impacts of Rising Heat on Labor Markets and Public Education with Dr. Jisung Park of UCLA

Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Jisung Park, assistant professor at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. The two talk about Jisung’s research, showing how increased temperatures can negatively impact student academic performance. Rising temperatures can lower worker productively, seriously impacting the labor market. We also discuss the positives/negatives of adaptation (AC) to these emerging problems. Jisung also shares how UCLA is training the next generation of adaptation professionals.

65 MINMAR 11
Comments
Impacts of Rising Heat on Labor Markets and Public Education with Dr. Jisung Park of UCLA

Once in a Generation Adaptation Investment with re:focus partners’ Shalini Vajjhala + Hoboken adapts to Climate Change!

Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Shalini Vajjhala of re:focus partners to talk about the once in a generation opportunity to invest in community infrastructure. Shalini discusses how re:focus works with cities/states on investing now to avoid future costs of climate impacts. Doug also talks with Caleb Stratton, Chief Resilience Officer of Hoboken, New Jersey and how they worked with re:focus partners to invest in some critical flooding infrastructure after the catastrophic floods of Hurricane Sandy.

69 MINFEB 25
Comments
Once in a Generation Adaptation Investment with re:focus partners’ Shalini Vajjhala + Hoboken adapts to Climate Change!

Women + LGBTQ + People of Color Adapt to Climate Change – Rewind

In ‘rewind’ of episode 76, Doug Parsons takes a journey with the Freedom to Breath bus tour on location in New Orleans. Women, tribal members, people of color and members of the LGBT community talk about how climate uniquely impacts them and what steps they are taking to adapt to climate change. It’s an exciting episode, with interviews with minority voices on the front lines of climate change. Bonus material, Doug interviews Marc O’Brien on the new climate podcast web site they’ve created!

75 MINFEB 10
Comments
Women + LGBTQ + People of Color Adapt to Climate Change – Rewind

The Federal Reserve Bank, Community Development and Climate Adaptation + The Climate Intelligence Arms Race with Jesse Keenan

Doug Parsons talks with Ian Galloway and Tom Flannigan of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Harvard’s Dr. Jesse Keenan. All three join Doug on the podcast to discuss the Fed’s Community Development Investment Review. This issue of the review focuses on climate adaptation and shares examples from across the country how the community development sector is tackling this emerging issue. Jesse sticks around to talk about the “climate intelligence arms race” with Doug.

51 MINJAN 27
Comments
The Federal Reserve Bank, Community Development and Climate Adaptation + The Climate Intelligence Arms Race with Jesse Keenan

Fundamentals of Extreme Heat and Climate Change with Dr. Ladd Keith of University of Arizona

Doug talks with Dr. Ladd Keith, Asst Professor in Planning and Chair of Sustainable Built Environments at the U. of Arizona. They discuss what is extreme heat in the context of climate change; how urban heat will get worse and what cities are doing to plan for it; what extreme heat means for social/climate justice; how urban planning is evolving to include adaptation; how to integrate heat planning into emergency management ; how to communicate the threat of extreme heat to the public and more!

60 MINJAN 13
Comments
Fundamentals of Extreme Heat and Climate Change with Dr. Ladd Keith of University of Arizona

Latest Episodes

Talking Climate Adaptation with The Walton Family Foundation’s Environment Program with Dr. Moira McDonald

Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Moira McDonald of The Walton Family Foundation. Moira shares the focus of the foundation, with an emphasis on Louisiana coastal planning, wetland restoration and the role of the Mississippi River in adaptation. We also discuss strategic planning at a foundation; integrating adaptation into conservation planning and the challenges of risk taking for a foundation. Moira also discusses the role of the foundation in local community planning and much more!

50 MIN5 d ago
Comments
Talking Climate Adaptation with The Walton Family Foundation’s Environment Program with Dr. Moira McDonald

Dr. Michael Mann: The Climate Knight Rises – Australia Bushfires + Covid19 + Climate Denialism + Michael Moore’s new Anti-Environment movie and much more!

Doug Parsons hosts famed climatologist Dr. Michael Mann. Mike comes on to discuss his recent sabbatical in Sydney, Australia, just as the bushfires raged out of control. We discuss the conservative media in Australia and how the continent is uniquely susceptible to the impacts of climate change. We also discuss how the anti-science response to the Covid19 pandemic mirrors much of what he’s encountered in the climate denial movement. We briefly discuss Michael Moore’s anti-green energy movie.

51 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Dr. Michael Mann: The Climate Knight Rises – Australia Bushfires + Covid19 + Climate Denialism + Michael Moore’s new Anti-Environment movie and much more!

Racially just Adaptation + Urban Planning and Climate Inequities + Fate of 100 Resilient Cities and much more with Dr. Linda Shi

In episode 111 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Linda Shi, an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. Doug and Linda talk about coastal development and adaptation economics; what happened to the 100 Resilient Cities Initiatives; urban inequality; racially just adaptation; transformative adaptation and much more!

61 MINMAY 5
Comments
Racially just Adaptation + Urban Planning and Climate Inequities + Fate of 100 Resilient Cities and much more with Dr. Linda Shi

Adapting to Climate Change during a Pandemic + Bonus Early Adaptation Legislation in the 1970s

Doug Parsons hosts two adaptation professionals, Shaun Martin of World Wildlife Fund and Emily Wasley of WSP to discuss how they are focusing on their jobs during a pandemic. Both share the changes in their work environment and how they are able to maintain their adaptation efforts. Also, Dr. Gabriel Henderson comes on to share a paper he wrote that looks at early efforts to develop climate adaptation legislation during the Carter administration.

44 MINAPR 20
Comments
Adapting to Climate Change during a Pandemic + Bonus Early Adaptation Legislation in the 1970s

Christiana Figueres: The Future We Choose, Coronavirus and Climate Change, the state of the Paris Climate Accords, adaptation and much more!

In episode 109 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts climate legend Christiana Figueres, head of Global Optimism and Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Doug and Christiana talk about the coronavirus and what lessons the climate movement can learn from the pandemic response; what’s next for the Paris Climate Accords; can the US jump back in after the election; Christiana’s political family history in Costa Rica and much more!

52 MINAPR 6
Comments
Christiana Figueres: The Future We Choose, Coronavirus and Climate Change, the state of the Paris Climate Accords, adaptation and much more!

Impacts of Rising Heat on Labor Markets and Public Education with Dr. Jisung Park of UCLA

Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Jisung Park, assistant professor at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. The two talk about Jisung’s research, showing how increased temperatures can negatively impact student academic performance. Rising temperatures can lower worker productively, seriously impacting the labor market. We also discuss the positives/negatives of adaptation (AC) to these emerging problems. Jisung also shares how UCLA is training the next generation of adaptation professionals.

65 MINMAR 11
Comments
Impacts of Rising Heat on Labor Markets and Public Education with Dr. Jisung Park of UCLA

Once in a Generation Adaptation Investment with re:focus partners’ Shalini Vajjhala + Hoboken adapts to Climate Change!

Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Shalini Vajjhala of re:focus partners to talk about the once in a generation opportunity to invest in community infrastructure. Shalini discusses how re:focus works with cities/states on investing now to avoid future costs of climate impacts. Doug also talks with Caleb Stratton, Chief Resilience Officer of Hoboken, New Jersey and how they worked with re:focus partners to invest in some critical flooding infrastructure after the catastrophic floods of Hurricane Sandy.

69 MINFEB 25
Comments
Once in a Generation Adaptation Investment with re:focus partners’ Shalini Vajjhala + Hoboken adapts to Climate Change!

Women + LGBTQ + People of Color Adapt to Climate Change – Rewind

In ‘rewind’ of episode 76, Doug Parsons takes a journey with the Freedom to Breath bus tour on location in New Orleans. Women, tribal members, people of color and members of the LGBT community talk about how climate uniquely impacts them and what steps they are taking to adapt to climate change. It’s an exciting episode, with interviews with minority voices on the front lines of climate change. Bonus material, Doug interviews Marc O’Brien on the new climate podcast web site they’ve created!

75 MINFEB 10
Comments
Women + LGBTQ + People of Color Adapt to Climate Change – Rewind

The Federal Reserve Bank, Community Development and Climate Adaptation + The Climate Intelligence Arms Race with Jesse Keenan

Doug Parsons talks with Ian Galloway and Tom Flannigan of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and Harvard’s Dr. Jesse Keenan. All three join Doug on the podcast to discuss the Fed’s Community Development Investment Review. This issue of the review focuses on climate adaptation and shares examples from across the country how the community development sector is tackling this emerging issue. Jesse sticks around to talk about the “climate intelligence arms race” with Doug.

51 MINJAN 27
Comments
The Federal Reserve Bank, Community Development and Climate Adaptation + The Climate Intelligence Arms Race with Jesse Keenan

Fundamentals of Extreme Heat and Climate Change with Dr. Ladd Keith of University of Arizona

Doug talks with Dr. Ladd Keith, Asst Professor in Planning and Chair of Sustainable Built Environments at the U. of Arizona. They discuss what is extreme heat in the context of climate change; how urban heat will get worse and what cities are doing to plan for it; what extreme heat means for social/climate justice; how urban planning is evolving to include adaptation; how to integrate heat planning into emergency management ; how to communicate the threat of extreme heat to the public and more!

60 MINJAN 13
Comments
Fundamentals of Extreme Heat and Climate Change with Dr. Ladd Keith of University of Arizona
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