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 huge challenge of climate change.

Subscribe/listen to podcast on Itunes

Donate to America Adapts, we are now a tax deductible charitable organization!

In this Episode:

WHAT IS SURFRIDER – Chad discusses the history of Surfrider Foundation, how it started as a group of concerned citizens, to becoming a worldwide leader in coastal conservation. Chad shares some of their high profile victories, e.g., plastic bag ban.

ADAPTATION ALIGNMENT – Doug and Chad discuss the challenges of institutionalizing adaptation planning into an existing organization. Chad shares how Surfrider is approaching this issue and how members can play a role in this process.

A SEA LEVEL RISE WIN – Doug and Chad discuss the challenges sea level rise poses to coastal habitats and the difficulty for organizations to define what a policy ‘victory’ is in relation to sea level rise.

SURFING AND ADAPTING – Chad shares some research on how sea level rise will impact favorite surf spots and his recommendations for the best books on surfing.

MITIGATION IS NOT ADAPTATION – Chad and Doug discuss the problem of conservation groups focusing on carbon mitigation when their core mission more closely aligns with adaptation.  These groups are grappling with what their climate identity should be.

Facebook and Twitter:
@Surfrider
@chadenelsen
@usaadapts
https://www.facebook.com/americaadapts/timeline

www.americaadapts.org
Subscribe to America Adapts on Itunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/america-adapts-climate-change/id1133023095?mt=2
Listen here.
On Google Play here.
Please share on Facebook!
On Twitter: @usaadapts

Links in episode:
http://www.surfrider.org/our-team/staff/chad-nelsen
http://www.surfrider.org/about

Surfing Book “Barbarian Days.”
https://www.amazon.com/Barbarian-Days-Surfing-William-Finnegan/dp/0143109391

American Society of Adaptation Professionals
https://adaptationprofessionals.org/

 

America Adapts also has its own app for your listening pleasure!  Just visit the App store on Apple or Google Play on Android and search “America Adapts.”

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!

For more information on this podcast, visit the website at http://www.americaadapts.org and don’t forget to subscribe to this podcast on Itunes.

Podcast Music produce by Richard Haitz Productions
Write a review on Itunes!
America Adapts on Facebook!
Join the America Adapts Facebook Community Group.
Check us out, we’re also on YouTube!
Producer Dan Ackerstein
Subscribe to America Adapts on Itunes
Doug can be contacted at americaadapts @ g mail . com

Please follow and like us:

0 thoughts on “Surfrider Foundation Adapts to Climate Change: Podcast with CEO Chad Nelsen”

Leave a Reply

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

Related Posts

Adaptation Conferences

Victoria Rising : Tales of Innovative Adaptation in southern Australia – America Adapts Travels Down Under

In episode 68 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons travels down under to Melbourne, in the state of Victoria. Doug is invited to give the keynote address at the Victoria Adaptation Summit, then he participates in Read more…

Blog

Venture Adaptation: Jupiter Intel and the Emerging Business of Climate Change

In episode 67 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Rich Sorkin, CEO and Co-Founder of Jupiter Intel.  Rich shares the history of Jupiter Intel as a silicon valley start up and his short and Read more…

Activism

Dead Podcast Society: Open Access, Climate Change and Innovative Learning Tools

In episode 66 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Kate Bishop Williams at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.  Kate is a lecturer at the University and Waterloo and she used an America Read more…

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)