123 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 • 121 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.

    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
    K-12 Climate Action: The Role of Schools for Climate Awareness with Laura Schifter

    K-12 Climate Action: The Role of Schools for Climate Awareness with Laura Schifter

    Doug Parsons hosts Laura Schifter to discuss K12-Climate Action, an initiative to seeks to “unlock the power of the education sector to be a force for climate action.” Laura is a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute and she’s a lecturer of Education at Harvard University’s Graduate school of Education. Doug and Laura discuss the current state of climate education and how this initiative will engage with education stakeholders. Adaptation is also a focus of these climate education efforts!

    • 56 min
    Inside Out: The Grief, Trauma and Anxiety of Climate Change (and what you can do) with Dr. Renee Lertzman

    Inside Out: The Grief, Trauma and Anxiety of Climate Change (and what you can do) with Dr. Renee Lertzman

    Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Renee Lertzman. Dr. Lertzman is an environmental psychologist and founder of Project InsideOut, a forthcoming resource hub and emerging community of practice that unites activists with clinical psychologists. Doug and Renee discuss what is climate grief and anxiety; steps individuals and organizations can do to address these issues and turn to action; the value of emotional intelligence and how adaptation and mitigation have more in common that you think.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Publicly Accessible Shorelines: Adapting to Climate Change at Crane Beach, Massachusetts: Part 2 of a 3-part series with the Trustees of Reservations

    Publicly Accessible Shorelines: Adapting to Climate Change at Crane Beach, Massachusetts: Part 2 of a 3-part series with the Trustees of Reservations

    Doug Parsons talks adaptation and publicly accessible shorelines with The Trustees of Reservations, a coastal conservation group in Massachusetts! This is the second episode in a 3 episode arc, focusing on coastal issues and climate adaptation. We talk with experts and local residents about Crane Beach on the Crane Estate near the town of Ipswich, Massachusetts. We discuss the challenges they are currently facing and what it means to adapt to climate change at this beach.

    • 56 min
    Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold: Climate Change/Biodiversity and the Campaign for Nature (and some politics too)

    Former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold: Climate Change/Biodiversity and the Campaign for Nature (and some politics too)

    In episode 119 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold. Doug and Senator Feingold discuss his work on the Campaign for Nature; why protecting biodiversity is as important, or more so, than climate change; the science partners involved; what international efforts are needed for biodiversity protection; the role of his new org, the American Constitution Society and we also dabble a bit in domestic politics!

    • 39 min
    The Moral Case for Climate Reparations + Climate Justice with Maxine Burkett

    The Moral Case for Climate Reparations + Climate Justice with Maxine Burkett

    In episode 118 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Maxine Burkett, a Professor of Law at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In this episode, Doug and Maxine discuss: the moral and intellectual case for climate reparations; climate migration; differences in climate justice in the global north and the global south; will adaptation take a peaceful or conflict oriented approach in the years ahead; and adaptation studies at the University of Hawaii.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
121 Ratings

121 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.

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!

Dissappointed Athlete ,

Big ego

I usually enjoy the interviews and the people he brings on, but he spends a lot of time promoting himself or having his guests talk about when and how often they listen to his show. Comes across as self indulgent and obnoxious

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