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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

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    • 4.6 • 136 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.

    Climate Checking the Real Estate Sector with Cal Inman

    Climate Checking the Real Estate Sector with Cal Inman

    In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Cal Inman, founder of ClimateCheck, an online real estate climate risk data tool that identifies current risk exposure to climate impacts such as drought, floods and sea level rise. Cal shares why climate data is so important to the real estate sector in helping consumers make climate smart decisions on home buying. We also ground truth the ClimateCheck tool on two vastly different home locations to see their future impacts.

    • 38 min
    How NRDC is Adapting to the Climate Crisis with CEO/President Manish Bapna

    How NRDC is Adapting to the Climate Crisis with CEO/President Manish Bapna

    In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts the CEO and President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Manish Bapna. Doug and Manish talk about how NRDC is addressing climate change, specially focusing on their approach to resilience and adaptation planning. Manish shares his vision on how domestic and international adaptation approaches can learn from each other and an update on their legislative approach to adaptation funding.

    • 29 min
    Spotlight - Resilience: The Global Adaptation Podcast + Update on Climate Curricula with K-12 Climate Action

    Spotlight - Resilience: The Global Adaptation Podcast + Update on Climate Curricula with K-12 Climate Action

    The hosts of a new climate adaptation podcast, Resilience: The Global Adaptation Podcast, join the show to talk about international adaptation. Elizabeth Bernhardt and Marcus Neild, from the United Nations’ Environment Program, discuss the origins of the podcast and why there’s a need to tell more international adaptation stories. Also joining is Laura Schifter of the Aspen Institute who gives an update on the climate curricula initiative, K12 Climate Action. They’ve just released a new report.

    • 47 min
    Federal Climate Adaptation Plans: Part 2 – Where is the U.S.’ National Adaptation Plan?

    Federal Climate Adaptation Plans: Part 2 – Where is the U.S.’ National Adaptation Plan?

    In the second of a two part series of America Adapts, Doug Parsons and Tulane Professor, Dr. Jesse Keenan complete their assessment of the Federal Climate Adaptation Plans. Jesse discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the remaining federal agencies’ plans. We also discuss National Adaptation Plans and the need for the United States to have one. Currently the U.S. is the only G20 country without a national plan. The first episode in this series is available here.

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Federal Climate Adaptation Plans: Part 1 – with Dr. Jesse Keenan

    Federal Climate Adaptation Plans: Part 1 – with Dr. Jesse Keenan

    Doug Parsons and Tulane Professor, Dr. Jesse Keenan assess the newly released federal climate adaptation plans. Jesse discusses the strengths and weaknesses of 10 of the plans. This is the 1st in a 2 part series, with the rest of the departments covered in the second episode. We also discuss maladaptation and what role the National Climate Assessment plays in adaptation planning. If you want to learn what the federal government is up to on adaptation, this episode is your go to resource.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Climate + Financial Resilience: Innovative Solutions to Flood Risk – Ep. 2

    Climate + Financial Resilience: Innovative Solutions to Flood Risk – Ep. 2

    With the UPenn's Wharton Risk Center, we take a deep dive on flood risks and helping communities find financial resilience as impacts escalate with a warming climate. Returning is Dr. Carolyn Kousky of the Wharton Risk Center. Also joining is Joe Rossi, Flood Specialist for Rogers/Gray Insurance; Rob Moore, Director of the Water and Climate Team at NRDC, and finally Samantha Medlock, Senior Counsel for the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis in the US Congress.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

ArlieLP ,

Encouraging and engaging!

It’s so easy to be nihilistic when it comes to discussing climate change - sometimes, it seems like we have insurmountable problems to overcome. But this podcast offers a refreshing and timely look at how we can realistically adapt to our circumstances. Thankful for Doug’s work here!

J. Barshop ,

Valuable and Timely

I appreciate the variety of episodes, the super practical takeaways and sincerity that Doug pours into every guest - I can literally feel his sincerity in everything he says, and can tell the guests he brings on are people he’s genuinely excited to share with his listeners.

There is truly an episode that will benefit everyone.

L0ughlin ,

Great guests, poor presentation

My biggest complaint is that the conversation flows really unnaturally. The guests are fantastic and I love the range the podcast covers, I really just wish it felt more like conversations with professionals instead of interrogations.

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