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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. Read more…

Podcast

June 12, 2017

Episode 44: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe: Evangelicals Adapt to Climate Change Guest: Dr. Katharine Hayhoe Broadcast June 12, 2017 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 Read more…

Podcast

June 4, 2017

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) 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 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 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 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 Read more…

Activism

April 24, 2017

Episode 38: Speak up for Science and for Oceans: Podcaster Andrew Lewin from Speak Up for Blue visits America Adapts Guest: Andrew Lewin Broadcast April 24, 2017 Episode 38: In episode 38 of America Adapts, I talk with fellow podcaster Andrew Lewin of Speak Up For Blue!  Andrew’s podcast focuses on all things Read more…

Australia Adapts

April 14, 2017

Episode 37: Australia Adapts: Climate Change Adaptation Down Under with Dr. Johanna Nalau and Climate Adaptation Expert Donovan Burton Guests: Donovan Burton, Dr. Johanna Nalau Broadcast April 14, 2017 Episode 37: In episode 37 of America Adapts, we kick off the premiere episode of Australia Adapts! Adaptation researcher Dr.Johanna Nalau, Research Fellow from Griffith Read more…

International

April 4, 2017

Episode 36: Judge Alice Hill: National Security and Climate change – The Ultimate Threat Multiplier Guest: Judge Alice Hill Broadcast April 4, 2017 Episode 36: “It is beyond a reasonable doubt, humans are contributing to climate change.” In episode 36 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons talks to Judge Alice Hill of the Read more…

Activism

March 20, 2017

  Episode 35: Bill McKibben and Denis Hayes Podcast: Earth Day, President Trump and the Future of Climate Change Activism. Guests: Bill McKibben, Denis Hayes Broadcast March 20, 2017 Episode 35: It’s an Earth Day extravaganza! Earth Day Co-Founder Denis Hayes and climate change icon Bill McKibben visit America Adapts.  This episode is coming out Read more…

Activism

March 14, 2017

Episode 34: Behind the Scenes at the IPCC: A Podcast with Dr. Katharine Mach, Stanford Woods Institute Guest: Dr. Katharine Mach Broadcast March 14, 2017 Episode 34: In episode 34 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Katharine Mach, Director of Stanford Environment Assessment Facility – Stanford Woods Institute for the Read more…

Podcast

March 6, 2017

Episode 33: The Rise of Cli-Fi: Climate Change Science Fiction – A podcast with Art Critic Dr. Amy Brady Guest: Dr. Amy Brady Broadcast March 6, 2017 Episode 33: In episode 33 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks “Cli-Fi” with Dr. Amy Brady, Senior Editor with the Chicago Review of Books.  Amy just Read more…

International

February 27, 2017

Episode 32: CNN’s John Sutter talks Climate Change: A Podcast talking Adaptation, Climate Skepticism in Oklahoma, Rising Seas in the South Pacific with an award winning journalist! Guest: John Sutter Broadcast February 27, 2017 Episode 32: In episode 32 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with CNN’s John Sutter! John is an award Read more…

International

February 21, 2017

Episode 30: Oh Canada! A Podcast with Ontario Adaptation Researcher Suzanne Perdeaux on how Canada is addressing Climate Change and what it means to be a Millennial in the emerging field of Adaptation. Guest: Suzanne Perdeaux Broadcast February 21, 2017   Episode 30: In episode 30 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons Read more…

National Parks

February 6, 2017

Episode 28: National Parks Adapt to Climate Change: Coastal Adaptation, Climate Change and the new reality of a Trump Administration. Guest: Dr. Rebecca Beavers Broadcast February 6, 2017 Episode 28: “We are here to help the parks adapt to climate change.” Dr. Rebecca Beavers, National Park Service In episode 28 Read more…

Podcast

January 30, 2017

Episode 27: Andy Revkin on America Adapts:  A podcast with the legendary climate change reporter – From the New York Times to Propublica:  Talking climate change reporting and President Trump, a history of climate change journalism and much more! Guest: Andy Revkin Broadcast January 30, 2017 A tease of how our conversation Read more…

Ecosystems

January 23, 2017

Episode 26: The Intrinsic Value of Climate Change Adaptation: A Podcast with Shaun Martin, Senior Director of Adaptation and Resilience at the World Wildlife Fund Guest: Shaun Martin Broadcast January 23, 2017 Episode 26: In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Shaun Martin, Senior Director of Adaptation and Read more…

Ecosystems

January 16, 2017

Episode 25: The One Thing: Making coral reefs great again, storytelling and the need for simple narratives in science. A Conversation with Scientist turned Filmmaker Dr. Randy Olson Guest: Dr. Randy Olson Broadcast January 16, 2017 Donate and support America Adapts Media here! Episode 25: Randy Olson joins Doug Parsons Read more…