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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 a… read more

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Generation Adapt: Early Career Adaptation Professionals Speak

November 7th, 2022

1:07:57

In episode 175 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts early career adaptation professionals. We learn their educational background; what inspired them to get into the adaptation space; what climate impacts and …

Racially just Adaptation + Urban Planning and Climate Inequities + Fate of 100 Resilient Cities and much more with Dr. Linda Shi – RE-RELEASE

November 1st, 2022

1:02:53

In a re-release, episode 111 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Linda Shi, an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University.  Doug and Linda talk about coastal …

The State of Climate Adaptation 2022 with Judge Alice Hill

October 2nd, 2022

57:03

In episode 172, Judge Alice Hill from the Council on Foreign Relations returns to the podcast! Alice discusses the recent floods in Pakistan and how …

You Can’t Save Every Lighthouse: Building Consensus through Local Climate Adaptation Planning

September 7th, 2022

57:20

In episode 170, Lisa Craig of The Craig Group joins the podcast to discuss how her company supports local governments, community groups, cultural …

2022 Mid-Year Adaptation in Review with Shaun Martin of World Wildlife Fund and Monika Serrano of Turner Construction

August 20th, 2022

1:17:15

In episode 169, we’re doing a mid year adaptation review extravaganza! Doug is joined by Shaun Martin of World Wildlife Fund and Monika Serrano, of Turner Construction. The three discuss the top climate stories of the …

Corporate America Adapts to Climate Change - with World Wildlife Fund and The Coca-Cola Company

August 8th, 2022

54:10

In episode 168 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts David Kuhn and Ben Jordan. David is the lead for corporate resilience at World Wildlife Fund …

Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance Adapts to Climate Change with Associate Administrator Francisco Sanchez Jr.

July 25th, 2022

46:12

In episode 167, Doug Parsons hosts Francisco Sanchez Jr., Associate Administrator for the Small Business Administration’s Office of Disaster Assistance. Francisco shares what is the office of disaster assistance. We …

Rocky Mountain Adaptation: Adapting to Climate Change the Colorado Way

July 11th, 2022

1:35:21

In episode 166 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts adaptation experts from Colorado. We learn how extreme storm events have been a major driver in …

Adapting to Chronic Flooding: Survivors' Stories and Actions they Take!

June 6th, 2022

1:33:06

In the latest episode of America Adapts, we are talking with citizen activists impacted by repeated flooding and what actions they are taking in …

A Clear and Present Danger: Elevating the Urgency of Climate Change through National Security with Erin Sikorsky

May 23rd, 2022

56:45

In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Erin Sikorsky, the director of The Center for Climate and Security. Erin and Doug discuss: how to elevate the urgency of climate change through national …

“Queer and Present Danger”: The LGBTQ+ Community Adapts to Climate Change

April 25th, 2022

1:04:17

In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Leo Goldsmith of ICF and  Dr. Michael Mendez, Assistant Professor of Environmental …

Undocumented Workers, Wildfires and Climate Change with Dr. Michael Mendez

April 11th, 2022

1:05:02

In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Michael Mendez, Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning and Policy at the …

The Federal Reserve Bank and Climate-Related Risks with Dr. Elizabeth Mattiuzzi

March 28th, 2022

56:54

In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Elizabeth Mattiuzzi of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Lizzie’s latest research unpacks the ways low- and moderate-income communities are …

Much Ado about Climate Change: Theater as a Stage for Climate Communication and Inspiration with Playwright Crystal Skillman

March 14th, 2022

53:28

In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Crystal Skillman, an award winning playwright, who has written a new climate themed play,

Legislating a National Climate Adaptation Plan with Senate Bill author Cameron Adams

February 27th, 2022

59:52

In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Cameron Adams, a Knauss Marine Policy Fellow, in the office of Senator Chris Coons

Affordable Housing and Climate Change with Laurie Schoeman of Enterprise Community Partners

February 14th, 2022

1:00:35

In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Laurie Schoeman, the National Director for Climate Risk Reduction and Resilience at Enterprise Community Partners. We discuss:  affordable housing and climate …

“Climatopias” + PBS Tackles Climate Adaptation with Alizé Carrère

January 31st, 2022

57:59

In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Alizé Carrère, a National Geographic Explorer, filmmaker, and PhD student researching and documenting human adaptations to environmental change. Alizé …

Climate Checking the Real Estate Sector with Cal Inman

January 17th, 2022

38:50

In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Cal Inman, founder of ClimateCheck, an online real estate climate risk data tool, that …

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

January 5th, 2022

29:42

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 …

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

December 13th, 2021

47:34

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 …

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

November 28th, 2021

1:26:41

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 …

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

November 8th, 2021

1:17:33

In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons and Tulane Professor,  Dr. Jesse Keenan assess the newly released federal climate adaptation …

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

October 26th, 2021

1:05:37

In the second of a two part series with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Risk Center, we take a deep dive on risk and floods and helping communities find financial resilience as impacts escalate with a warming …

Adapting Nantucket Island’s Coskata-Coatue Wildlife Refuge to Climate Change: Episode 2

October 8th, 2021

1:19:43

In the second of a two part series, we learn how science and adaptation planning work to help the Coskata-Coatue Haulover Wildlife Refuge on …

The Fight for Climate After Covid-19 with Alice Hill

September 27th, 2021

50:31

In this episode, Doug Parsons talks with returning guest Alice Hill about her new book, The Fight for Climate After Covid-19. We discuss what inspired her to write the book; how her experiences working on climate change …

Increasing Financial Resilience to Worsening Floods in the Era of Climate Change with the Wharton Risk Center – Ep. 1

September 13th, 2021

56:55

In the first of a two part series with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Risk Center, we take a deep dive on flood risk and helping communities find financial resilience as impacts escalate with a warming …

Fundamentals of Wildfire, Land Management and Climate Change with Dr. Brandon Collins of UC Berkeley

August 30th, 2021

54:34

Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Brandon Collins, an adjunct professor at UC Berkeley and the lead scientist at Berkeley Forests. As wildfires rage in the …

Extreme Heat Governance and Regulation (or lack of it) with Dr. V. Kelly Turner at UCLA’s Luskin School

August 16th, 2021

52:40

Doug Parsons talks with Dr. V. Kelly Turner, an Assistant Professor of Urban Planning and Geography at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs. Doug …

The Majestic Sky Islands in the Desert Southwest – Tales of Adaptation, Border Walls and the elusive Jaguar

August 1st, 2021

1:38:10

America Adapts joins with the Sky Island Alliance to discover conservation in the desert southwest. Learn about the unique Sky Island ecosystems along the U.S., Mexico border. Hear about the unique biodiversity in the …

Hello, Miami! Fundamentals of Local Climate Adaptation Reporting with Alex Harris of the Miami Herald

June 7th, 2021

1:03:03

Doug Parsons hosts Alex Harris, a climate reporter with the Miami Herald. Alex, the only reporter dedicated to climate change in the entire southeast, shares what it’s like covering climate change in the Miami region. …

Transformative Climate Adaptation in the United States: Trends and Prospects with Dr. Susanne Moser and Dr. Linda Shi

May 24th, 2021

1:15:53

In episode 139 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts two leading adaptation thinkers, Dr. Susanne Moser and Dr. Linda Shi and we discuss a new article they published Transformative Climate Adaptation in the United …

2021 Spring Adaptation Book Episode – All Things Sea Level Rise

May 11th, 2021

39:57

In episode 138 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons is highlighting two new adaptation books, Moving to Higher Ground, Rising Sea Level and the Path Forward by legendary sea level rise expert John Englander and a Blueprint …

Rising Tides – A National Geographic Explorer’s Adaptation Journey with Dr. Victoria Herrmann

April 26th, 2021

1:11:59

In episode 137 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Victoria Herrmann, the Managing Director of the Arctic Institute and a National Geographic Explorer.  We learn what is a Nat Geo Explorer; her travels with the …

Adaptation U. – Mastering Climate Adaptation in Higher Education

April 12th, 2021

49:35

In episode 136 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Jeanine Dudle and Dr. Sarah Strauss of Worcester Polytechnic Institute about launching a …

California Adapts to Climate Change Part 3: The Adaptation Scorecard (Re-release)

April 6th, 2021

41:40

In episode 135, California Adapts part 3,  Doug Parsons and writer/producer Randy Olson talk about their overall impressions of climate adaptation in California. Each of the experts interviewed during the journey gave …

California Adapts to Climate Change part 2: Fire, Drought, Flood, Temperature and Sea level rise (Re-release)

April 1st, 2021

1:05:51

In episode 134, a re-release, Doug Parsons’ journeys around California exploring the five most important elements of climate adaptation for the state — fire, drought, flood, temperature and sea level rise. For each one …

California Adapts to Climate Change Part 1: Environmental History (Re-release)

March 29th, 2021

48:00

In episode 133 of America Adapts, What is “climate adaptation” and how well is California doing with it? In this three part special, sponsored by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Doug takes an …

The Perils of the Securitization of Climate Change with Sherri Goodman

March 1st, 2021

46:57

In episode 131 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Sherri Goodman, a Senior Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center and the Senior Strategist at the Center for Climate and Security.  We cover such topics as …

Assessing the Biden Climate Adaptation agenda with Dr. Jesse Keenan

February 15th, 2021

1:07:44

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 …

Hollywood Adapts to Climate Change – The Podcast!

February 1st, 2021

1:16:53

In episode 129 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Cheryl Slean of the Natural Resources Defense Council and TV writer Alexander Maggio. Cheryl discusses the Rewrite the Future Initiative she co-founded at NRDC on …

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

January 12th, 2021

1:06:59

In episode 128 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Carolyn Kousky, the Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes …

The 2020 Climate Year in Review Episode

December 30th, 2020

1:09:21

In episode 127 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons is joined by Dr. Ladd Keith, an Assistant Professor in Planning and Chair of Sustainable Built Environments at The University of Arizona and Dakota Larrick, a …

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

November 30th, 2020

1:07:59

In episode 125 of America Adapts, 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 …

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

November 15th, 2020

1:04:28

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, …

The Evolving Nature of Climate Fiction with Dr. Amy Brady

October 27th, 2020

45:06

In episode 123 of America Adapts, 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 …

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

October 12th, 2020

56:53

In episode 122 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Laura Schifter to discuss K12-Climate Action, an initiative to seeks to “unlock the power of the …

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

September 15th, 2020

56:55

In episode 120 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks adaptation and publicly accessible shorelines with The Trustees of Reservations, the nation’s first and the Massachusetts’ largest preservation and conservation …

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

August 10th, 2020

55:22

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 …

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

July 28th, 2020

55:17

In episode 117 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks coastal banks with The Trustees of Reservations, a coastal conservation group in Massachusetts!  This is the first episode in a 3 episode arc, focusing on coastal …

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

July 13th, 2020

33:57

In episode 116 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts frequent pod guest Dr. Jesse Keenan of Tulane University. Jesse discusses his new research paper …

Adapting Conservation to Climate Change at WWF – Re-Release

June 30th, 2020

1:21:14

In episode 115 of America Adapts, a re-release of episode 80, “Adapting Conservation to Climate Change at WWF”, Doug Parson joins World Wildlife Fund’s Shaun Martin to revisit this episode and to see the progress that …

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

June 15th, 2020

47:11

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 …

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

June 1st, 2020

50:41

In episode 113 of America Adapts, 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 …

Racially just Adaptation + Urban Planning and Climate Inequities + Fate of 100 Resilient Cities and much more with Dr. Linda Shi

May 5th, 2020

1:01:36

In episode 111 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Linda Shi, an Assistant Professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University.  Doug and Linda talk about coastal development and …

Adapting to Climate Change during a Pandemic + Bonus - Early Adaptation Legislation in the 1970s

April 20th, 2020

44:34

In episode 110 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts two adaptation professionals, Shaun Martin of World Wildlife Fund and Emily Wasley of WSP to discuss how they are focusing on their jobs during a pandemic. Both share …

Christiana Figueres: The Future We Choose, Coronavirus and Climate Change, the state of the Paris Climate Accords, adaptation and much more!

April 6th, 2020

52:04

In episode 109 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts climate legend Christiana Figueres, head of Global Optimism and Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. Doug and Christiana talk about …

Impacts of Rising Heat on Labor Markets and Public Education with Dr. Jisung Park of UCLA

March 11th, 2020

1:05:19

In episode 108 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Jisung Park, assistant professor at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA.  The two …

Once in a Generation Adaptation Investment with Refocus’ Shalini Vajjhala + Hoboken adapts to Climate Change!

February 25th, 2020

1:09:03

In episode 107 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Shalini Vajjhala of  re:focus partners to talk about the one in a generation opportunity to invest in community infrastructure needs in light of climate change. …

Women + LGBTQ + People of Color Adapt to Climate Change – Rewind

February 10th, 2020

1:15:16

In episode 106, a ‘rewind’ of episode 76 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons takes a journey with the Freedom to Breath bus tour on location in New Orleans. During his visit, Doug attends a town hall on women and minority …

2019 Climate Year in Review with Anita Van Breda, Emily Wasley and Dr. Meredith Wiggins!

December 20th, 2019

1:13:54

In episode 103 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Anita Van Breda of World Wildlife Fund, Emily Wasley of WSP and Dr. Meredith Wiggins of Historic England. In this end of the year showcase, Doug and his …

Building a Resilient Tomorrow with Judge Alice Hill

December 10th, 2019

56:59

In episode 102 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Judge Alice Hill at the Council of Foreign Relations. Judge Hill co-authored the book “Building a Resilient Tomorrow” with Leonardo Martinez-Diaz. Judge …

Evaluating the 2020 Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Climate Disaster and Adaptation Policies

November 26th, 2019

32:03

In episode 101 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Samantha Montano, a disasterologist/Assistant Professor at the University of …

Flood, Rebuild, Repeat - A podcast with NRDC’s Rob Moore

October 28th, 2019

59:34

In episode 99 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Rob Moore, the Director of the Water and Climate Team at NRDC, the Natural Resources Defense Council. Doug and Rob talk about flooding and the bureaucratic …

You Can’t Handle the Truth: Rising Sea Levels and the Law (Re-release)

October 15th, 2019

1:23:23

In episode 98 of America Adapts, which is a re-release of episode 64,  Doug Parsons talks with Margaret Peloso, of the law firm Vinson and Elkins. Margaret shares insights from her book Adapting to Rising Sea Levels: …

Deconstructing a Climate Skeptic (Re-release): The Marc Morano Podcast

September 23rd, 2019

1:11:08

In episode 97 of America Adapts, which is a re-release of Episode 47, Doug talks with noted climate change skeptic, Marc Morano of Climate Depot.  Doug and Marc discuss his motivation to be a contrarian voice on climate …

The Once and Future Republican Party – Conservatism and Climate Change

September 5th, 2019

1:49:59

In episode 96 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks with Bob Inglis, former Congressman from South Carolina and now Executive Director of …

Summer Sizzle: Citizens Climate Radio podcast + The Adapters Speak!

August 20th, 2019

53:43

In episode 95 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons hosts Peterson Toscano, host of the podcast Citizens Climate Radio. Doug and Peterson talk climate activism, how adaptation can learn from the response to the AIDS …

Resilient New York: Urban Forestry, Shared Stewardship and Climate Adaptation

August 6th, 2019

2:24:26

In episode 94 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons visits New York City! This is THE episode on urban forestry and climate adaptation. Doug travels across the city, visiting parks and interviewing experts on such topics …

Risky Business: Adapting Insurance Markets to Wildfire and Flood Risk with Dr. Carolyn Kousky

July 23rd, 2019

1:08:09

In episode 93 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Carolyn Kousky, the Executive Director at the Wharton Risk Management and Decision …

The Race to Define the Green New Deal with Grist CEO Brady Walkinshaw

July 9th, 2019

56:20

In episode 92 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews the CEO of Grist, Brady Walkinshaw.  Grist is the long time, online environmental news …

Dispatches from Adapters at the 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin

June 11th, 2019

1:14:37

In episode 91 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons goes to the 2019 National Adaptation Forum in Madison, Wisconsin!  During this adaptation-palooza, Doug interviews a variety of conference participants.  Discover the …

Keeping History Above Water – St. Augustine, Cultural Heritage and Sea Level Rise

May 21st, 2019

1:41:55

In episode 90 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons travels to beautiful Saint Augustine, Florida for the Keeping History Above Water conference.  …

The Unbearable Lightness of Cultural Resources: An Adaptation Story with Dr. Marcy Rockman

April 22nd, 2019

1:22:00

In episode 88 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Marcy Rockman, cultural resource and climate adaptation expert. Marcy, until …

Tribes, Indigenous People and the False Urgency of Climate Adaptation with Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte

April 8th, 2019

1:09:00

In episode 87 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Kyle Powys Whyte. Kyle is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Community …

Dr. Michael Mann: Return of the Climate Jedi

March 27th, 2019

34:06

He’s back! In episode 86 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews famed climatologist Dr. Michael Mann.  Dr. Mann is the author of the famous …

Climate Change Podcasters Unite! 8 Climate Pods, 8 Amazing Stories!

March 11th, 2019

2:07:28

In episode 85 of America Adapts – a true event episode - Doug Parsons interviews the hosts of some of your favorite climate change podcasts!  Warm Regards, Climactic, No Place Like Home, Climate Ready, Climate One, The …

The State of Adaptation and Climate Adaptation Finance with Harvard’s Jesse Keenan

February 25th, 2019

1:08:50

In episode 84 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Jesse Keenan, from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Jesse recently published a …

To Sue or Not to Sue: Legal Liability and Climate Adaptation with the Conservation Law Foundation

February 11th, 2019

1:11:16

In episode 83 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews planner Deanna Moran and environmental lawyer, Elena Mihaly, from the Conservation Law Foundation.  Deanna and Elena come on to talk about their new report, …

New York, New York: The Big Apple Adapts to Climate Change

January 28th, 2019

1:05:40

In episode 82 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Signe Nielsen, a landscape architect based in New York City.  Signe has been working on projects in NYC for decades and we discuss how climate change …

Flood Management: Nature Based Approaches and International Collaborations

January 14th, 2019

1:09:06

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In episode 81 of America Adapts - the third in a 4-part flooding series sponsored by World Wildlife Fund - Doug Parsons attends the Natural and Nature-Based Features

Adapting Conservation to Climate Change at WWF

December 18th, 2018

1:52:56

In episode 80 of America Adapts, Doug Parson joins World Wildlife Fund’s Shaun Martin to take a behind the scenes look at how WWF is adapting conservation to the new realities of climate change and helping governments …

End of the Year Holiday Special: Top Climate Stories and Preview of 2019 National Adaptation Forum

December 14th, 2018

1:13:26

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In episode 79 of America Adapts, we’re celebrating the third annual Holiday Special.  …

Flooding, Climate Change and Art: Creative Community Engagement

November 19th, 2018

1:24:30

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In episode 78 of America Adapts - the second in a 4-part flooding series sponsored by World Wildlife Fund - Doug Parsons talks with three experts using art to …

#MeToo Meets Climate Adaptation: Author Elizabeth Rush Rises to the Climate Challenge

November 9th, 2018

1:14:32

In episode 77 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons is joined by author and professor, Elizabeth Rush. Elizabeth discusses her recent book, Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore. Doug and Elizabeth dig in to the …

Fair Dinkum: Adapting in the Bush from Queensland, Australia

October 18th, 2018

2:02:51

In episode 76 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons takes a journey to Queensland, Australia to learn how Natural Resource Management (NRM) bodies are adapting to climate change. Learn how these unique organizations are …

Women + LGBT + People of Color Adapt to Climate Change – A People’s History of Climate Adaptation

October 1st, 2018

1:08:24

“We just had a 500 year flood. Well, we’ve had eight 500 or 100 year floods in the last two years. What does that mean? I think it’s time to stop calling it that and just start calling it…life.”  Cherri Foytlin, of Diné …

Flooding and Natural and Nature-Based Solutions – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of Flooding

September 14th, 2018

1:10:14

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In episode 74 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with flood management experts, both in the US and abroad.  Discover the history of flood management in the US.  We also learn how the …

The Collider: Building a Global Hub for Climate Adaptation with CEO Josh Dorfman

August 6th, 2018

1:02:13

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In episode 72 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with the CEO of The Collider Josh Dorfman.  The Collider is a non profit …

America Adapts turns 2! Special Guest Host Shaun Martin of WWF

August 3rd, 2018

35:44

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In episode 71, we celebrate the two year anniversary of America Adapts! Yes, we’ve been producing episodes for two years, thanks to listeners like you! In this episode, we have a special guest …

Adaptation Checkup: Public Health and Climate Change – A Podcast with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett

July 23rd, 2018

51:48

In episode 70 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons celebrates two years of America Adapts by talking with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, a policy analyst in the

Adaptation and Transformational Change: The Kresge Foundation Explores the State of Climate Adaptation with Susanne Moser and Lois DeBacker

July 9th, 2018

1:07:37

In episode 69 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks about the current state of adaptation with Lois DeBacker of the Kresge Foundation and adaptation researcher Dr. Susanne Moser.  The Kresge Foundation recently released …

Victoria Rising : Tales of Innovative Adaptation in southern Australia - America Adapts Travels Down Under

June 18th, 2018

1:52:49

In episode 68 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons travels down under to Melbourne, in the state of Victoria. Doug is invited to give the keynote address at the Victoria Adaptation Summit, then he participates in the

Venture Adaptation: Jupiter Intel and the Emerging Business of Climate Change

June 4th, 2018

1:07:16

In episode 67 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Rich Sorkin, CEO and Co-Founder of Jupiter Intel.  Rich shares the history of Jupiter Intel as a silicon valley start up and his short and long term goals in this …

Dead Podcast Society: Open Access, Climate Change and Innovative Learning Tools

May 18th, 2018

1:02:55

In episode 66 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Kate Bishop Williams at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.  Kate is a lecturer at the University and Waterloo and she used an America Adapts episode, “

2018 California Adaptation Forum and the 2018 Tyler Prize Winners

May 3rd, 2018

1:06:08

In episode 65 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Julia Kim and Kif Scheuer of the Local Government Commission, and Michael McCormick of the …

You Can’t Handle the Truth: Rising Sea Levels and the Law

April 15th, 2018

1:09:07

In episode 64 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Margaret Peloso, of the law firm Vinson and Elkins.  Margaret shares insights from her book Adapting to Rising Sea Levels: Legal Challenges and Opportunities. …

California Adapts 3: The Synthesis

March 19th, 2018

40:22

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In California Adapts 3:  The Synthesis, Doug Parsons and writer/producer Randy Olson talk about their overall impressions of climate adaptation in California. Each of …

California Adapts 2: The Journey

March 19th, 2018

1:04:57

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In this episode, Doug Parsons’ journeys around California exploring the five most important elements of climate adaptation for the state — fire, drought, flood, …

California Adapts 1: The Storytellers

March 12th, 2018

47:16

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Episode 61: What is “climate adaptation” and how well is California doing with it? The podcast “America Adapts” hosted by Doug Parsons has been exploring the topic of …

Dan Ashe: Zoos/Aquariums Adapt to Climate Change and Dan’s Climate Legacy at the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

February 19th, 2018

1:09:19

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In episode 59 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dan Ashe, the President and CEO of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). Previously, Dan was the Director …

The Hero’s Journey: Climate Adaptation and Creative Non-Fiction Writing

January 30th, 2018

1:01:32

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In episode 58 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with author and lecturer Elizabeth Rush, of Brown University. Elizabeth is the author of the upcoming book, Rising – …

Surfrider Foundation Adapts to Climate Change: Podcast with CEO Chad Nelsen

December 1st, 2017

57:55

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In episode 54 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Chad Nelsen, the CEO of the world famous Surfrider Foundation! Chad discusses the work of Surfrider …

Vox’s David Roberts: Bearded Middle-Aged White Dude talks Climate Adaptation

September 26th, 2017

1:37:33

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Climate Gentrification – Reporting on the Front Lines of Adaptation

August 24th, 2017

55:08

In episode 48 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with adaptation reporter Erika Bolstad.  Doug and Erika discuss her role at E & E News as …

Deconstructing a Climate Skeptic: The Marc Morano Podcast

August 7th, 2017

1:09:36

Subscribe on Apple Podcasts Subscribe on Android Now on Spotify! In episode 47 of America Adapts, Doug talks with noted climate change skeptic, Marc Morano of Climate Depot.  Doug and Marc discuss his motivation to …

Community Based Adaptation – Under African Skies

July 17th, 2017

1:46:01

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In episode 45 of America Adapts - in a first - host Doug Parsons travels to Kampala, Uganda to cover the CBA11 (Community Based Adaptation).  This podcast consists of …

RAND Corporation Adapts to Climate Change

May 22nd, 2017

1:07:10

In episode 42 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Benjamin Preston, the Senior Director of the Infrastructure Resilience and …

Climate Change Impacts on Tourism in Australia

May 15th, 2017

46:04

In episode 41 of America Adapts, Australia Adapts is back! Dr. Johanna Nalau from Griffith University interviews a fellow adaptation researcher, Dr. Susanne Becken,  Director of the Griffith Institute for Tourism at …

2017 National Adaptation Forum Daily Digest

May 10th, 2017

41:53

Now on Spotify! In episode 40 of America Adapts, I’m on location in St. Paul, Minnesota, on the banks of the Mississippi River attending the

Adaptation Law and Tribal Translocation

May 1st, 2017

1:11:57

In episode 39 of America Adapts, I talk with Barrett Ristroph, an adaptation and environmental lawyer based in Alaska.  Barrett is also a PhD candidate studying adaptation planning. Also in this segment, Doug reports …

Speak up for Science and for Oceans: Podcaster Andrew Lewin from Speak Up for Blue visits America Adapts

April 24th, 2017

50:17

Now on Spotify! In episode 38 of America Adapts, I talk with fellow podcaster Andrew Lewin of Speak Up For Blue!  Andrew’s podcast focuses on all things related to ocean conservation – he’s ‘speaking up’ for the …

Australia Adapts: Climate Change Adaptation Down Under with Dr. Johanna Nalau and Climate Adaptation Expert Donovan Burton

April 14th, 2017

49:02

Now on Spotify! On the inauIn episode 37 of America Adapts, we kick off the premiere episode of Australia Adapts! Adaptation researcher Dr. Johanna Nalau, Research Fellow from Griffith University in Queensland, …

Judge Alice Hill: National Security and Climate Change – The Ultimate Threat Multiplier

April 4th, 2017

1:08:40

“It is beyond a reasonable doubt, humans are contributing to climate change.”

In episode 36 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks to Judge Alice Hill of the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.  Judge Hill …

Bill McKibben and Denis Hayes Podcast: Earth Day, President Trump and the Future of Climate Change Activism.

March 29th, 2017

56:15

It’s an Earth Day extravaganza! Earth Day Co-Founder Denis Hayes and climate change icon Bill McKibben visit America Adapts.  This episode is coming out on the same day that President Trump rescinded the climate change …

The March for Science and Earth Optimism: Science for the People

March 20th, 2017

1:11:44

In an Earth Day 2017 special episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Valorie Aquino, Co-Director on the Organizing Committee for the March for Science; Dr. Nancy Knowlton, organizer of the April 21-23rd Earth …

CNN’s John Sutter talks Climate Change: A Podcast talking Adaptation, Climate Skepticism in Oklahoma, Rising Seas in the South Pacific with an award winning journalist!

February 28th, 2017

1:28:30

In episode 31 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with CNN’s John Sutter! John is an award winning opinion journalist at CNN who focuses on climate change with his program Two Degrees.  Doug and John cover such …

National Parks Adapt to Climate Change: Coastal Adaptation, Climate Change and the new reality of a Trump Administration.

February 7th, 2017

1:19:30

In episode 28 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Rebecca Beavers of the Climate Change Response Program at the National Park Service. Yes, that Park Service of Federal government fame.  In this fascinating …

The Intrinsic Value of Climate Change Adaptation: A Podcast with Shaun Martin, Senior Director of Adaptation and Resilience at the World Wildlife Fund

January 23rd, 2017

1:10:00

In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Shaun Martin, Senior Director of Adaptation and Resilience at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). 

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The One Thing: Making coral reefs great again, storytelling and the need for simple narratives in science. A Conversation with Scientist turned Filmmaker Dr. Randy Olson

January 17th, 2017

1:00:37

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Randy Olson joins Doug Parsons on America Adapts to discuss the dire state of coral reefs; …

Ivy League Adaptation: A Conversation with Harvard University’s Dr. Jesse Keenan

January 9th, 2017

1:14:59

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Dr. Jesse Keenan, of Harvard University, joins Doug Parsons on the first episode of America Adapts

Year in Review: America Adapts, Top 5 Climate Stories of the Year and Climate Change goes to the Movies!

December 22nd, 2016

1:14:59

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It’s the final episode of America Adapts for 2017! In this edition, Doug highlights the first six …

Companies vs Climate Change Conference: America Adapts on location in Fort Lauderdale talking mitigation, adaptation and sustainability!

December 13th, 2016

1:00:44

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In this traveling episode, Doug Parsons takes America Adapts on the road to sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida! Doug was invited as press to cover the inaugural Companies vs Climate …

Dr. Michael Mann: Climate Change in the Age of Trump – A Podcast Discussion of the Hockey Stick, The Madhouse Effect, President Trump, ClimateGate and much more!

December 6th, 2016

1:13:49

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In this week’s episode of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons gets a visit from legendary climate …

Climate Savvy, Adaptation Threesome and the National Adaptation Forum! A Podcast with Lara Hansen and Jennie Hoffman

November 7th, 2016

58:06

In this very special Halloween Episode, I talk with adaptation planning legends Lara Hansen and Jennie Hoffman. Lara is the Executive Director of Ecoadapt and Jennie is Founder and Principal at Adaptation Insight.  This …

Climate Central: Spreading climate science news, tools and research - Podcast with Senior Climate Central writer Brian Kahn!

November 1st, 2016

1:00:12

In episode 16 of America Adapts, I talk with Brian Kahn, Senior Science Writer with Climate Central. Climate Central (CC) is exactly what it sounds like: a central location for key science information and resources. …

De-Extinction, Climate Change and the Future of Conservation: A Podcast with author M.R. O’Connor.

October 24th, 2016

54:03

In episode 15, Doug Parsons speaks with M.R. O’Connor, author of the book, “Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things.” De-extinction is exactly what you think it is:

What really happened at the climate negotiations in Paris; Universities Teaching Adaptation and much more! A podcast with University of Maryland’s James Stillwell

October 10th, 2016

1:03:59

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In this exciting episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons speaks with James Stillwell, the Program Manager of Climate Implementation at the …

Did Florida Ban Climate Change? The Amazing Untold story of the Climate Change Story of the Year!

September 12th, 2016

1:19:56

America Adapts talks with Tristram Korten, investigative reporter from Florida who was responsible for the most covered climate change story of the year!  Learn the specific details on how Tristram broke the climate …

Rivers, watersheds and climate change adaptation!

September 5th, 2016

56:57

Episode 8:  Rivers, watersheds and climate change adaptation!  America Adapts talks with Watershed/Adaptation Planner Rebecca Esselman of the Huron River Watershed Council.  Learn how HRWC became one of the first local …

Human Dimensions of climate change adaptation: A Discussion with Britt Basel - Adaptation Consultant

August 28th, 2016

54:16

Episode 7:  Britt Basel, Adaptation Consultant with Ecothropic.  Listen in as Doug Parsons talks with Britt, an adaptation expert, whose work has …

Lights, Camera, Adaptation! Using visuals to tell your adaptation story!

August 21st, 2016

1:04:38

Episode 6: Adam Spencer with Filmmakers for Conservation. Adam and Doug discuss how you can use visuals to tell your adaptation story. Adam has just started turning his environmental film making skills toward …

A Conversation with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals

August 15th, 2016

1:15:36

Episode 5: Beth Gibbons, Managing Director of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals talks shop with Doug Parsons. Beth is the new Managing Director of ASAP: if you are an existing member, hear what Beth has …

Adaptation in Paradise! Florida Adapts to Climate change

August 2nd, 2016

49:45

Episode 4:  Bob Glazer - In this episode,  Doug Parsons talks with Bob Glazer, research scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation …

Pandas, gorillas and elephants adapt to climate change! Podcast with World Wildlife Fund.

July 25th, 2016

43:33

Episode 3:  Dr. Nikhil Advani - In this episode, the host, Doug Parsons has a lively discussion with Dr. Nikhil Advani, Senior Program Manager for Adaptation at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Dr. Advani will answer …

Adaptation Funding Opportunities; Shovel ready adaptation and much more! Podcast with Wildlife Conservation Society

July 22nd, 2016

1:02:37

Episode 2:  Dr. Molly Cross: In the second episode, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Molly Cross, the Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator with the

America's Best Idea: Adapting to Climate Change! National Parks, Scenario Planning and much more!

July 11th, 2016

1:03:05

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Episode 1: Dr. Nick Fischelli:  In the premiere episode, Doug Parsons …

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