Episode 43:

Bloomberg News: Climate & Adaptation Reporter Christopher Flavelle

Guest: Christopher Flavelle

Broadcast June 4, 2017

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 a community of adapters.’ Also, Michael Pace, Executive Director of the Social Good Fund, visits the podcast to briefly discuss the Fund, which is now the fiscal sponsor of America Adapts.BLOOMBERG NEWS – Doug and Chris discuss Bloomberg News and Chris’ unique beat of covering climate change adaptation and resilience issues. Chris also explains why covering climate change is a priority issue for Bloomberg News.

FEDERAL BUYOUT – Chris and Doug discuss some of his articles focusing on the federal buyout program, Blue Acres.  Chris explains the challenges for local governments to accept federal buyouts, what they mean for the future of these communities, and how they serve as a case study for future attempts at moving people out of climate danger zones.

“Adaptation is a humble ideology.”

CLIMATE GENTRIFICATION – Chris explains how people in affordable housing will be some of the hardest hit populations by climate change and how an under sourced programs will be further challenged when these communities are forced to evacuate from high impact areas.

ADAPTATION IN THE NEWS – Chris and Doug discuss the many challenges of covering adaptation stories and how these stories will only become more prominent.

Chris also challenges Doug to find the person most responsible for adaptation policy in the Trump White House. And the challenge was accepted!

 

Links in episode:

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/contributors/AP5w2GPBCv4/christopher-flavelle

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-26/trump-wants-to-downplay-global-warming-louisiana-won-t-let-him
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-09/alaska-s-big-problem-with-warmer-winters
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-08-22/nj-s-blue-acres-program-a-new-strategy-for-climate-change

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-07-06/inside-the-lobby-against-tougher-homes

 

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