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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 to mobilize the outdoor sports community on climate change.  Arielle also talks about her experiences as a snowboarder in the 2014 Sochi Winter Games in Russia and her medal winning turn at the Pyeongyang Winter Games in Korea.  Arielle discusses the snow conditions at the Sochi games and how climate change influenced those discussions. Doug and Arielle also discuss the role of professional athletes in creating greater awareness around climate change.  If you want to go behind the scenes with an Olympian and learn more about the impact of climate change on winter sports, this episode covers it all!

Topics covered:

  • Arielle describes her history snowboarding and what it’s like to win an Olympic Medal!
  • The snow conditions at the Sochi Winter Games in Russia and the role of climate change in those conditions.
  • Protect our Winters and its role in mobilizing the outdoor community on climate change.
  • The role and responsibilities of famous athletes to speak out on climate issues.
  • These topics and much more!

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arielle_Gold
https://www.teamusa.org/us-ski-and-snowboard/athletes/arielle-gold
https://protectourwinters.org/policy/
https://twitter.com/arielletgold?lang=enFirst Female Double Cork move in Snowboarding
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4NfAsszIOk
Arielle Gold wins Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe silver | X Games Aspen 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_X1CpcyuYA
Arielle Gold Today Show Olympic Interview | LIVE 2-13-18
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2vWYiNCSWE
https://www.youtube.com/user/arielletgold

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