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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


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

In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Crystal Skillman, an award winning playwright, who has written a new climate themed play, Rain and Zoe Save the World.  The show is co-hosted by regular guest, “cli-fi” expert, Dr. Amy Brady.  Amy and Doug discuss with Crystal what inspired her to write a climate themed play, why the arts are so important in climate communication and how the theater has driven societal change in the past. It’s an exciting and unusual episode for America Adapt!

Topics discussed:

  • Theater as a climate communication tool.
  • Plot and inspiration for the play, Rain and Zoe Save the World
  • How Crystal weaved climate changed into a dramatic storyline
  • How the theater has driven societal change in the past.
  • Why we need an all hands approach for climate communication.

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