DOUG PARSONS is host of the America Adapts podcast and Director of America Adapts Media. He began his interest in climate adaptation during his years in Queensland, Australia, focusing on the impacts of climate change on agriculture. Upon returning to the United States, he joined the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as Climate Change Coordinator – the first such position in Florida state government. He then took a position as the Climate Change Liaison with the National Park Service’s Change Response program, followed by North America Policy Director at the Society for Conservation Biology. These experiences led him in 2015 to launch America Adapts, the first podcast to address in-depth the importance and challenge of climate adaptation.

MARKETING:  Jayde Lovell, ReAgency
STREET INTERVIEWS:  Aliya Jasmine, Suzanne Graham
EDITOR:   John Rael
MUSIC SCORE:  Christopher Kimo Kemp
GRAPHIC DESIGN:  Dante Cervantes
WEB DESIGN:  Matthew David


RANDY OLSON is a scientist-turned-filmmaker who earned his Ph.D. in biology at Harvard University, then left his tenured professorship of marine biology to attend USC Cinema School. He has written and directed a number of films including the feature documentary, “Flock of Dodos: The Evolution-Intelligent Design Circus” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and aired on Showtime. In recent years he has returned to science, authoring books on communicating science including “Don’t Be Such A Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style” (Island Press, 2009, 2nd Edition coming April, 2018) and “Houston, We Have A Narrative” (University of Chicago Press, 2015).

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