130 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 • 127 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.

    Assessing the Biden Climate Adaptation agenda with Dr. Jesse Keenan

    Assessing the Biden Climate Adaptation agenda with Dr. Jesse Keenan

    In episode 130 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Jesse Keenan of Tulane University. Jesse dissects some of the early moves on climate change policy in the Biden administration. He shares his thoughts on staffing decisions and how adaptation is and isn’t being prioritized through the Executive Orders. Also, in a new recurring segment, Judge Alice Hill shares insights on what FEMA can do to prioritize climate change.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Hollywood Adapts to Climate Change – The Podcast!

    Hollywood Adapts to Climate Change – The Podcast!

    Doug Parsons hosts Cheryl Slean of the NRDC and TV writer Alexander Maggio. Cheryl discusses the Rewrite the Future Initiative she cofounded at NRDC on ways the science community can engage with the entertainment industry. Also joining is Alex, who is a TV writer for shows like Madame Secretary on CBS. Alex shares how he has brought climate change into the storylines of some of their shows and the challenges of getting the entertainment industry to expand their role in climate education.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

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.

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!

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