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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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RAND Corporation Adapts to Climate Change

In episode 42 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Benjamin Preston, the Senior Director of the Infrastructure Resilience and Environmental Policy Program at the RAND Corporation. Subscribe/listen to podcast on Apple Podcasts.Now on Spotify!

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WHAT IS RAND?  Doug and Ben discuss RAND and its background as a military think tank and its evolution as a key player in adaptation and resilience research and planning.

FROM OZ TO OAK RIDGE – Ben discusses his experiences working on climate change issues in Australia, all the way to Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Ben also grades adaptation efforts in Australia and the US!

THE ONE PERCENT CLIMATE CHANGE DOCTRINE - Doug and Ben discuss worst case scenarios with climate change and RAND’s approach to these issues. We also discuss the ‘one percent doctrine’ approach to adaptation planning and if there are similarities to planning for terrorism as there is to climate change.

ADAPTATION ELEVATOR SPEECH – Ben takes a crack at his own 30 second adaptation elevator speech. Doug and Ben discuss the challenges of communicating adaptation research and planning to the general public.

CASE STUDIES – Ben describes some of the case study work at RAND - in cities like Pittsburgh and in Israel – with resilience and adaptation planning.  We also discuss the difficulties of going from planning to actual adaptation implementation. How does one evaluate effective adaptation?

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Links in episode: https://www.rand.org/ https://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/people/p/preston_benjamin_lee.pdf https://theconversation.com/spending-wisely-now-will-make-heatwaves-less-costly-later-22402 http://www.vcccar.org.au/benefit-hindsight-ben-preston

 

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