117 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

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.6, 113 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.

    Coastal Banks: Adapting to Climate Change at Wasque Beach on Martha’s Vineyard: Part 1 of a 3-part series with the Trustees of Reservations

    Coastal Banks: Adapting to Climate Change at Wasque Beach on Martha’s Vineyard: Part 1 of a 3-part series with the Trustees of Reservations

    Doug Parsons talks coastal banks with The Trustees of Reservations, a coastal conservation group in Massachusetts! This is the 1st episode in a 3 episode arc, focusing on coastal issues and climate adaptation. We talk with experts and local residents of Wasque Beach on Martha’s Vineyard and discuss the challenges they are facing and what it means to adapt to climate change on the island. We cover such topics as coastal erosion, shoreline change and property loss. Come join us on the Vineyard!

    • 55 min
    The Biggest Short: Climate Change meets the 30-Year Home Mortgage with Dr. Jesse Keenan

    The Biggest Short: Climate Change meets the 30-Year Home Mortgage with Dr. Jesse Keenan

    In episode 116 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts frequent pod guest Dr. Jesse Keenan of Tulane University. Jesse discusses his new research paper on how sea level rise will impact the viability of the 30 year home mortgage, the foundation of much of the home ownership in the United States. We also discuss how local banks are being more aggressive in avoiding risky coastal loans; Jesse’s new faculty position at Tulane University; what is ‘underwaterwriting’ and much more!

    • 33 min
    Adapting Conservation to Climate Change at WWF – Re-Release

    Adapting Conservation to Climate Change at WWF – Re-Release

    Doug joins World Wildlife Fund’s Shaun Martin to revisit this episode, “Adapting Conservation to Climate Change at WWF”, and to see the progress that has been made. We take a behind the scenes look at how WWF is adapting conservation to the new realities of climate change and helping governments prepare for the future. This episode features WWF staff from 20 countries on 5 continents, telling stories on a wide range of topics including elephants, super typhoons, and urban water scarcity.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Tom Steyer on America Adapts! Climate change and Presidential politics, Covid-19 and next steps for the climate movement!

    Tom Steyer on America Adapts! Climate change and Presidential politics, Covid-19 and next steps for the climate movement!

    In episode 114 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts climate activist, billionaire investor and former Democratic Presidential candidate Tom Steyer! Tom and I talk about what’s happening with the coronavirus and reopening; his run for President in the Democratic primary; what a Biden Presidency will mean for climate action and listen in to find out the greatest thing you can do to move the needle forward on climate change!

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

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

    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 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

Brian Ettlaing ,

Wonderful podcast focused on climate adaptation!

I have been listening podcast for months now. I find it to be very informative promoting the conversation how we should prepare to adapt to climate change with the interviews with top climate policy adaptation experts, climate advocates, etc. Host Doug Parsons does a great job!

lmv000 ,

Climate-niche and relevant!

It is such a pleasure to learn more from Doug’s guests about their work in adaptation. If you work in climate adaptation, resilience, planning, this podcast is for you!

Dee Carbone ,

Really dumb

Wow the stupidity of some people still amazes me. Anyone else notice the record breaking cold temperatures the past two winters? Look to the sun you idiot lemmings. They want to tax your breath, and place a meter on everything you can think of. You morons are talking yourselves into voting away your freedom. Nice work dicks

Top Podcasts In Natural Sciences

Listeners Also Subscribed To