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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


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

In the latest episode of America Adapts, we are talking with citizen activists impacted by repeated flooding and what actions they are taking in response.  The podcast is joined by representatives from the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Anthropocene Alliance. We also talk to four citizen activists who have experienced flooding first hand and the steps they are taking to make their communities more resilient to future extreme events.  We share stories of citizen adapters and the advice they give others that are dealing with extreme events in their communities. We also hear some national level policy recommendations on how to help communities adapt to flooding conditions that will worsen as the climate warms. Get on the ground with flood survivors!

Topics covered:

  • Learn what it’s like to live with repeated flooding.
  • How the Anthropocene Alliance helps citizens take action in response to flooding (and how you can benefit too).
  • What role FEMA plays in flood response.
  • What federal policy reforms are needed for NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program)
  • The challenges of moving from home sites that are repeatedly flooded.
  • How flood policies can exacerbate environmental justice problems.

Guests in this Episode:

  1. Harriet Festing – Anthropocene Alliance, Executive Director and Co-Founder
  2. Amber Bismack - Residents Working Against Huron River Flooding, Director
  3. Jackie Jones – Resident Reidsville, Georgia
  4. Terri Straka – Resident, Rosewood Strong, South Carolina
  5. Gloria Horning – Resident Pensacola, Florida. Higher Ground.
  6. Rob Moore - Director, Water & Climate Team, Natural Resources Defense Council

This episode was generously sponsored by the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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Strategies to Address Climate Change Risk in Low- and Moderate-income Communities - Volume 14, Issue 1

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Join the climate change adaptation movement by supporting America Adapts!  Please consider supporting this podcast by donating through America Adapts fiscal sponsor, the Social Good Fund. All donations are now tax deductible!

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