128 episodes

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

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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.

    8 Climate Adaptation Recommendations for the Biden Administration with Dr. Carolyn Kousky of The Wharton School

    8 Climate Adaptation Recommendations for the Biden Administration with Dr. Carolyn Kousky of The Wharton School

    Dr. Carolyn Kousky, the Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center. Carolyn has developed 8 recommendations for the incoming Biden administration to prioritize adaptation. We go through the recommendations, which cover disaster preparedness, strengthening our infrastructure to utilizing nature based approaches to adaptation. The recommendations are an important contribution as President Biden begins his efforts to mitigate AND adapt to climate change.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The 2020 Climate Year in Review Episode

    The 2020 Climate Year in Review Episode

    Doug Parsons is joined by Dr. Ladd Keith, an Assistant Professor in Planning at The Univ. of Arizona and Dakota Larrick, a graduate student at the Univ. of Oklahoma, who is finishing her master’s thesis on human adaptations to the landscape in the Southern Great Plains. Doug and his guests list their top climate stories of the year; the impact of covid-19 on their work; the diversity of adaptation professionals; their top America Adapts episodes of the year and their recommendations for 2021!

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Fundamentals of National Security and Climate Change with Commander Andrea Cameron of the U.S. Naval War College

    Fundamentals of National Security and Climate Change with Commander Andrea Cameron of the U.S. Naval War College

    Doug Parsons hosts Commander Andrea Cameron of the U.S. Naval War College. In this episode, we discuss how the US military is approaching climate change; teaching the topic to military officers; learn what military branch is ahead on climate planning; how other countries like China and Russia are aggressively ramping up their adaptation efforts; and what we might expect to see in a Biden Administration. This episode will ground you on the fundamentals of climate change and national security.

    • 56 min
    Amy Westervelt and the Art, Science and Drama of Climate Podcasting

    Amy Westervelt and the Art, Science and Drama of Climate Podcasting

    Doug Parsons hosts Amy Westervelt, host of the Drilled podcast and founder of the Critical Frequency podcast network. Doug and Amy discuss media coverage of climate change and how climate podcasts are becoming more popular. We go behind the scenes of her podcast Drilled and learn how fossil fuel companies created the modern public relations industry. We also discuss her essay contribution in the new book, “All We Can Save” and the controversies of having children in the age of climate change.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Barrier Beaches adapt to Climate Change at Norton Point Beach, Martha’s Vineyard: Part 3 of a 3-part series with the Trustees of Reservations

    Barrier Beaches adapt to Climate Change at Norton Point Beach, Martha’s Vineyard: Part 3 of a 3-part series with the Trustees of Reservations

    In episode 124 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks barrier beaches and adaptation with The Trustees of Reservations, a coastal conservation group in Massachusetts! This is the third episode in a 3-episode arc, focusing on coastal issues and climate adaptation. We talk with experts and local residents about Norton Point Beach on Martha’s Vineyard. You’ll hear the unique challenges facing this region and how the local population is taking action in the face of climate change.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Evolving Nature of Climate Fiction with Dr. Amy Brady

    The Evolving Nature of Climate Fiction with Dr. Amy Brady

    Doug Parsons hosts returning guest - climate fiction expert - Dr. Amy Brady! This is Amy’s third time on the podcast and we catch up on topics like: climate writers reaching out to scientists; can cli-fi influence people’s behavior to take action on climate change; is a climate pulp fiction emerging; how the tv and movie industry are taking note of climate fiction; the prevalence of climate justice in cli-fi; and the challenges of storytelling when climate change is a recurring story device.

    • 45 min

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