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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.

America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast Doug Parsons

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.4 • 7 Ratings

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.

    Adaptation U. – Mastering Climate Adaptation in Higher Education

    Adaptation U. – Mastering Climate Adaptation in Higher Education

    Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Jeanine Dudle and Dr. Sarah Strauss of Worcester Polytechnic Institute about launching a pioneering graduate program in community climate adaptation. The three discuss the challenges of starting a new program; how they developed the curricula; what type of students would excel in their program and the growing demand for professionals with a strong adaptation background.

    • 49 min
    California Adapts to Climate Change Part 3: The Adaptation Scorecard (Re-release)

    California Adapts to Climate Change Part 3: The Adaptation Scorecard (Re-release)

    California Adapts part 3:  Doug Parsons and writer/producer Randy Olson talk about their overall impressions of climate adaptation in California. Each of the experts interviewed during the journey gave scores from 1 to 10 for their opinion of how well they think the state is addressing their element of climate adaptation. The analysis ends with one more expert - a dissenting voice in terms of how well California is preparing for the changes in the climate that are already happening.

    • 41 min
    California Adapts to Climate Change part 2: Fire, Drought, Flood, Temperature and Sea level rise (Re-release)

    California Adapts to Climate Change part 2: Fire, Drought, Flood, Temperature and Sea level rise (Re-release)

    Doug Parsons’ journeys around California exploring the five most important elements of climate adaptation for the state — fire, drought, flood, temperature and sea level rise. He visits the burn area of the Thomas Fire of December 2017 with a fire captain, talks about drought with the state’s “Water Czar,” standing beside the Sacramento River, hears the details of the ARkStorm Mega-flood Scenario from a climate scientist, and visits the central coast of California to talk about sea level rise.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    California Adapts to Climate Change Part 1: Environmental History (Re-release)

    California Adapts to Climate Change Part 1: Environmental History (Re-release)

    In this episode, host Doug Parsons takes an in-depth look at the state of California, presenting it’s long history of environmental leadership. Geologist Jeff Mount of UC Davis tells the epic tale of the 1861-1862 floods that washed out Sacramento. Environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr. and “The Queen of Green,” longtime head of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Mary Nichols tells about how the state managed to clean up the smog problem of the 1970’s.

    • 48 min
    Hazard Mitigation meets Climate Adaptation – with Dr. Andrew Rumbach

    Hazard Mitigation meets Climate Adaptation – with Dr. Andrew Rumbach

    Doug Parsons hosts Andrew Rumbach, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning at Texas A&M University and faculty fellow at the Hazard Reduction and Recovery Center. The two discuss the similarities (and differences) between the two fields. Andrew shares research, looking at historic resources vulnerabilities to climate change and we learn the unique role mobile homes play in determining a community’s overall resistance to climate and weather threats. That and much more!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Perils of the Securitization of Climate Change with Sherri Goodman

    The Perils of the Securitization of Climate Change with Sherri Goodman

    Doug hosts Sherri Goodman, a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and the Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate and Security. We cover such topics as climate change being the ultimate national security threat multiplier. Also, we discuss some of the early climate work she did in Congress and in the executive branch; the ‘climatization of security’; emerging threats in the arctic and how shifting political winds cam impact long term planning for national security.

    • 46 min

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I absolutely love your podcast. I live in Australia and we are just emerging in this field. This is awesome!! As a young person who is keen to enter into the adaptation space, especially in community resilience building - this is soo informative. Thank you!!

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