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America Adapts the Climate Change Podcast

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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


Dr. Michael Mann: Return of the Climate Jedi

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 ‘hockey stick’ climate research that has become one of the iconic images in the climate movement. This is Dr. Mann’s second appearance on America Adapts. In this episode, we discuss: winning the Tyler Prize (the environmental equivalent of the Nobel Prize); the quickly emerging issue of climate adaptation; Trump’s climate policies being worse than our worst case predictions; academic freedom and climate denial; the new generation of outspoken climate scientists and the worldwide climate youth movement!     

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Other Topics covered:

  • Discussing the Tyler Prize and his co winner Dr. Warren Washington, a trailblazer in climate modeling.
  • Discussing people living with climate impacts today and how that undermines President Trump’s climate skepticism.
  • Climate trolls and how to counter them.
  • Climate deniers harassment has led to a new generation of battle ready climate scientists.
  • Trump administration burying the National Climate Assessment.
  • Appointing skeptics and why universities protect the few climate skeptics with PhDs.
  • How the issue of adaptation has become more prominent for climate scientists.
  • Mann wants America Adapts to interview Donald Trump!
  • And finally the exciting development of the Youth climate movement!

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Podcasts in the Classroom - Use this episode in your classroom, discussion guides available below.

Episode 83 discussion guides available here. This episode is especially relevant for workforce trainings, be sure to check it out!

Episode 82 with Signe Nielsen (New York Adapts to Climate Change) Discussion Guide here. For a list of general questions that we believe are useful for classroom discussions about podcast more generally, see the exemplar guide available here.

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