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 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

 

Want more America Adapts?

Download the podcast:

  1. Visit iTunes and search for “America Adapts.”
  2. Browse Google Music Player using the same search term (“America Adapts”)
  3. Find a direct feed to the podcast on this website: America Adapts.

Join the Community: 

America Adapts on Facebook!

Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group.

Check us out, we’re also on YouTube!

On Twitter: @usaadapts

Subscribe to America Adapts on Itunes

 Donate now! (America Adapts is now a charitable organization!)

Doug can be contacted at americaadapts@gmail.com

Please follow and like us:

0 thoughts on “June 4, 2017”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts

Activism

Freestyle Adaptation: Olympic Medalist Arielle Gold Adapts to Climate Change

Photos by Joel Reichenberger Donate to America Adapts In episode 73 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Arielle Gold, Olympic medalist in snowboarding about her work with Protect our Winters, an advocacy group working Read more…

Adaptation Conferences

The Collider: Building a Global Hub for Climate Adaptation with CEO Josh Dorfman

Donate to America Adapts In episode 72 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with the CEO of The Collider Josh Dorfman.  The Collider is a non profit organization working with individuals and companies to develop Read more…

Business

Adaptation Checkup: Public Health and Climate Change – A Podcast with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett

In episode 70 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons celebrates two years of America Adapts by talking with Dr. Natasha DeJarnett, a policy analyst in the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Center for Public Health Policy.  Read more…

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)