Activism

Top Climate Stories 2017: Year in Review Holiday Special!

Donate here! Listen here. Now on Spotify! Year in Review! In episode 56 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts three amazing guests: Jayde Lovell, host of SciQ on the Young Turks Network, Dr. Tim Watkins, science education specialist, and Shaun Martin, Director of Adaptation and Resilience at the World Wildlife Fund.  Doug and his guests convene a lively panel discussion, highlighting the year’s top news stories; favorite moments from the podcast in the past year Read more…

Activism

Surfrider Foundation Adapts to Climate Change: Podcast with CEO Chad Nelsen

Listen here. Now on Spotify! In episode 54 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Chad Nelsen, the CEO of the world famous Surfrider Foundation! Chad discusses the work of Surfrider Foundation and how it’s ramping up its climate change adaptation work. Doug and Chad discuss the implications of sea level rise on coastlines and even its impact on the sport of surfing. Chad also shares what Surfrider chapters are doing to address the Read more…

Adaptation Conferences

Landscape Architects Adapt to Climate Change

Listen here. Now on Spotify! In episode 54 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons attends the 2017 American Association of Landscape Architects conference in Los Angeles.  In this episode, we discover the burgeoning role of landscape architects in adaptation planning. Doug talks with a wide swath of landscape architects, from living legend Martha Schwartz, to young graduate students just entering the field, gearing up to dedicate themselves to addressing climate change.  Listen in to some of Read more…

Activism

The Monsanto Episode: Corporate Agriculture Adapts to Climate Change

Listen here. Now on Spotify! In episode 53 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Monsanto’s  Dr. Jeff Seale , Monsanto’s Agricultural Environmental Strategy Lead & Associate Science Fellow. Doug and Jeff cover: acknowledging some of the controversies surrounding Monsanto; Monsanto’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2021; how large corporations can play a leading role in adaptation; big data and climate modeling and how a large corporation can play a role in climate outreach. Read more…

Business

The Great Climate Migration: A Podcast with Dr. Matt Hauer

Listen here. Now on Spotify! In episode 52 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with demographer Dr. Matt Hauer from the Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia.  Doug and Matt discuss his research paper on the role of future sea level rise on future migration within the United States. Matt explains the origins of the paper and how the popular media responded to his provocative conclusions – up to 13 million Read more…

Activism

Vox’s David Roberts: Bearded Middle-Aged White Dude talks Climate Adaptation

David Roberts Quotes: “People’s gut impressions and instincts are not reliable guides to social policy.” “We need to be all guns blazing on mitigation.” The only people capable of changing the minds of the right wing base on climate change…is right wing elites. There’s no set of magical words that environmentalists can say to break this spell of denialism…” In episode 51 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with famed climate and energy writer David Read more…

Activism

Free Market Adaptation at the Cato Institute – Dr. Pat Michaels

In episode 50 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Pat Michaels, Director of the Center for the Study of Science at the libertarian Cato Institute.  Doug and Pat discuss free market approaches to adaptation and the potential role of the Cato Institute in this emerging field. In this Episode: NATURAL ADAPTATION – Dr. Michaels shares examples of how society, across the planet, have already adapted to extreme weather. GDP ADAPTATOIN – Dr. Michaels Read more…

Ecosystems

Harvard Adapts East Boston to Climate Change

In episode 49 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons is invited to Harvard University to cover the Graduate School of Design’s end of semester studio seminar.  In the spring semester, graduate students collaborated with the East Boston community to develop an adaptation action plan.  The results of those efforts were presented during the spring seminar.  Doug spoke with students, Harvard professors and members of the East Boston community to talk about the recommendations presented and what’s Read more…

Business

Climate Gentrification – Reporting on the Front Lines of Adaptation

In episode 48 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with adaptation reporter Erika Bolstad.  Doug and Erika discuss her role at E & E News as their first adaptation reporter.  They talk about the state of adaptation reporting before they dig into her story on the emerging issue of ‘climate gentrification’, a topic that touches real estate, environmental justice and migration. Subscribe to podcast on Itunes Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax Read more…

Blog

Deconstructing a Climate Skeptic: The Marc Morano Podcast

In episode 47 of America Adapts, Doug talks with noted climate change skeptic, Marc Morano of Climate Depot.  Doug and Marc discuss his motivation to be a contrarian voice on climate change and his history working on environmental issues, from being a reporter for Rush Limbaugh, to being chief spokesman for noted climate skeptic Senator James Inhofe of Oklahoma. We also talk about the current state of climate affairs.  In the second part of the Read more…

Activism

Teens Adapt to Climate Change!

In episode 46 of America Adapts , it’s a two segment show. First, Doug talks with Charlie Abrams and Jeremy Clark, two 13 year olds from Portland, Oregon about their amazing climate change activism. The second segment is our third edition of Australia Adapts with Dr. Johanna Nalua, where she talks with Dr. Jean Palutikof, the Director and Founder of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility based in Queensland, Australia. Subscribe to podcast on Read more…

Australia Adapts

Australia Adapts – Dr. Jean Palutikof of NCCARF

In episode 46 of America Adapts , it’s a two segment show. First, Doug talks with Charlie Abrams and Jeremy Clark, two 13 year olds from Portland, Oregon about their amazing climate change activism. The second segment is our third edition of Australia Adapts with Dr. Johanna Nalua, where she talks with Dr. Jean Palutikof, the Director and Founder of the National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility based in Queensland, Australia. Subscribe to podcast on Read more…

Adaptation Conferences

Community Based Adaptation – Under African Skies

Episode 45: Community Based Adaptation – Under African Skies Broadcast July 17th, 2017 Now on Spotify! In episode 45 of America Adapts – in a first – host Doug Parsons travels to Kampala, Uganda to cover the CBA11 (Community Based Adaptation).  This podcast consists of multiple conversations with conference attendees representing countries from Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States.  If you want to learn how the rest of the world approaches adaptation, this podcast Read more…

Blog

Welcome to America Adapts!

Welcome to America Adapts! America Adapts Media is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving awareness on climate change adaptation.  On this site you’ll find the latest news, analysis and stories about how American communities are adapting to climate change from the scientists, experts and policymakers who are making it happen. Our work can only happen with your support! America Adapts relies on the support of our listeners and members of the adaptation community. Please consider Read more…

Podcast

June 12, 2017

Episode 44: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe: Evangelicals Adapt to Climate Change Guest: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe Broadcast June 12, 2017 Now on Spotify! Episode 44: In episode 44 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with world famous climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, professor in the Dept. of Political Science  and director of the Climate Science Center at Texas Tech University!  Katharine and Doug dig deep into the issue of religion and what are some solutions in reaching out to skeptical audiences on the Read more…

Podcast

June 4, 2017

Episode 43: Bloomberg News: Climate & Adaptation Reporter Christopher Flavelle Guest: Christopher Flavelle Broadcast June 4, 2017 Now on Spotify! Episode 43: In episode 43 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with the Climate and Adaptation Reporter at Bloomberg News, Christopher Flavelle. Also in this episode, Doug announces that America Adapts Media is now a 501(c) 3 tax deductible charitable organization! Dan Ackerstein guest hosts a segment asking Doug what this means and how people can support ‘building Read more…

Business

May 22, 2017

Episode 42: RAND Corporation Adapts to Climate Change Guest: Dr. Benjamin Preston Broadcast May 22, 2017 Episode 42: 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. 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 Read more…

Australia Adapts

May 15, 2017

Episode 41: Climate Change Impacts on Tourism in Australia Guest: Dr. Susanne Becken, Dr. Johanna Nalau Broadcast May 15, 2017 Episode 41: In episode 41 of America Adapts, Australia Adapts is back! Dr. Johanna Nalau from Griffith University interviews a fellow adaptation researcher, Dr. Susanne Becken,  Director of the Griffith Institute for Tourism at Griffith University, in Queensland, Australia. Professor Becken is an expert in Sustainable Tourism, specifically the impacts of climate change on tourism.Also in this episode, I wrap up my Read more…

Adaptation Conferences

May 10, 2017

Episode 40: 2017 National Adaptation Forum Daily Digest Broadcast May 10, 2017 Episode 40: In episode 40 of America Adapts, I’m on location in St. Paul, Minnesota, on the banks of the Mississippi River attending the National Adaptation Forum! This daily digest – a partnership with the American Society of Adaptation Professionals – I go around talking to forum attendees about why they are attending and discuss some of the exciting developments in the field of adaptation. Listen to Read more…

Activism

May 1, 2017

Episode 39: Adaptation Law and Tribal Translocation Guest: Barrett Ristroph Broadcast May 1, 2017 Episode 39: In episode 39 of America Adapts, I talk with Barrett Ristroph, an adaptation and environmental lawyer based in Alaska.  Barrett is also a PhD candidate studying adaptation planning. Also in this segment, Doug reports back from the massive climate change march in Washington, DC.Show highlights:       HAWAII MEETS ALASKA – Barrett describes her journey from Louisiana, to the University of Hawaii, all the Read more…