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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

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

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. Doug and Margaret dig into topics such as the conversion of private land to public land as the oceans rise; adaptation and the public trust doctrine; coastal Superfund sites and corporate responsibility; will eminent domain drive coastal planning in the years ahead and much more!

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Topics discussed in this episode:

  • The public trust and sea level rise;
  • Legal precedent and sea level rise;
  • A new definition of private property;
  • Sea level rise and Superfund sites;
  • Policy versus the law as an adaptation strategy;
  • The legal definition of resilience;
  • Adaptation law as a profession;
  • The advantages and perils of using eminent domain for coastal planning;
  • Favorite lawyer movies and favorite lawyer jokes.

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Facebook and Twitter: @Margaretepeloso @usaadapts https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/timeline www.americaadapts.org Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/america-adapts-climate-change/id1133023095?mt=2 Listen here. On Google Play here. Please share on Facebook! Links in episode: https://www.amazon.com/Adapting-Rising-Sea-Levels-Opportunities/dp/1611636183 https://www.velaw.com/Who-We-Are/Find-a-Lawyer/Peloso--Margaret/ https://www.velaw.com/AdaptingToRisingSeaLevels/ From the NYT on chemical plants: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/02/06/climate/flood-toxic-chemicals.html Predictive tools on SLR to assist the corporate community: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/climate/mapping-future-climate-risk.html EPA’s page on Superfund and climate change: https://www.epa.gov/superfund/superfund-climate-change-adaptation AP article on superfund sites prone to flooding (has a great interactive map): https://www.apnews.com/31765cc6d10244588805ee738edcb36b Australia Adaptation Summit http://vicadaptation18.w.yrd.currinda.com/# http://climate-adaptation-2018.w.yrd.currinda.com/what-39-s-on#program-header

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 For more information on this podcast, visit the website at http://www.americaadapts.org and don't forget to subscribe to this podcast on Itunes.  

Podcast Music produce by Richard Haitz Productions Write a review on Itunes! America Adapts on Facebook!   Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group. Check us out, we’re also on YouTube! Producer Dan Ackerstein Subscribe to America Adapts on Apple Podcasts Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

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