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 Environment and former Co-Director of the Working Group II of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Topics covered: ADAPTATION ON CAMPUS – Doug and Katharine discuss 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 debuted a monthly column dedicated specifically to cli-fi called “Burning Worlds.” Doug and Amy cover such diverse topics as: CLI FI – What is Cli-Fi? 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 winning opinion journalist at CNN who focuses on climate change with his program Two Degrees.  Doug and John cover such diverse topics as: MARSHALL ISLANDS SEA LEVEL 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 talks with Suzanne Perdeaux, Climate Change Researcher at the Ontario Centre for Climate Impacts and Adaptation Resources (OCCIAR).  Doug also talks with Dan Ackerstein about how federal agencies Read more…

Oceans, Rivers & Water Resources

February 13, 2017

Episode 29: Ground Truthing Sea Level Rise in South Florida: The Who, What, Where and Why of Sea Level Rise – A Podcast with Dr. Keren Bolter Guest: Dr. Keren Bolter Broadcast February 13, 2017 Episode 29: In episode 29 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Keren Bolter, Climate, Policy & GeoSpatial Analyst at the South Florida Regional Planning Council.Keren talks about her experiences talking sea level rise with actor Jack Black on the climate 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 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Rebecca Beavers of the Climate Change Response Program at the National Park Service. Yes, that Park Service of Federal government fame.  In 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 went:DOUG PARSONS:  Do you think the Scientist March is a good idea?  ANDY REVKIN:  No.ANDY REVKIN:  People should visit Woodward County, West Virginia — the 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 Resilience at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).Doug and Shaun then talk about WWF’s long and storied history in adaptation planning, WWF being one of the first 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 on America Adapts to discuss the dire state of coral reefs; storytelling as a technique to communicate complex science; and what we can learn from Donald Trump’s Read more…

Infrastructure and Urban Planning

January 9, 2017

Episode 24: Ivy League Adaptation: A Discussion with Harvard University’s Dr. Jesse Keenan Guest: Dr. Jesse Keenan Broadcast January 9, 2017 Subscribe to America Adapts on iTunes Donate to America Adapts! It’s tax deductible.Episode 24: Dr. Jesse Keenan, of Harvard University, joins Doug Parsons on the first episode of America Adapts of 2017!  Dr. Keenan is a member of the faculty of the Graduate School of Design where he teaches courses and conducts research in the fields of real estate development, design-development Read more…

Podcast

December 22, 2016

Episode 23: Year in Review: America Adapts, Top 5 Climate Stories of the Year and Climate Change goes to the Movies! Guest: Dan Ackerstein and Tim Watkins Broadcast December 22, 2016 Donate to America Adapts! It’s tax deductible. Episode 23: It’s the final episode of America Adapts for 2017! In this edition, Doug highlights the first six months of the podcast and thanks his many supporters and listeners.  The podcast features Dan Ackerstein (from Ackerstein Sustainability) and regular Read more…

Adaptation Conferences

December 12, 2016

Episode 22: Companies vs Climate Change Conference: America Adapts on location in Fort Lauderdale talking mitigation, adaptation and sustainability! Guest: Chandler Van Voorhis, Michael Green, Greg Hamra, and more! Broadcast December 12, 2016 Donate to America Adapts! It’s tax deductible.Episode 22: In this traveling episode, Doug Parsons takes America Adapts on the road to sunny Ft. Lauderdale, Florida! Doug was invited as press to cover the inaugural Companies vs Climate Change (CvCC) conference.   The purpose of the event was:  to serve Read more…

Podcast

December 5, 2016

Episode 21: Climate Change in the Age of Trump – A Podcast Discussion of the Hockey Stick, The Madhouse Effect, President Trump, Climategate and much more! Guest: Dr. Michael Mann Broadcast December 5, 2016 Support and donate to your favorite adaptation podcast here! It’s tax deductible! Episode 21: In this week’s episode of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons gets a visit from legendary climate change scientist/activist, Dr. Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Pennsylvania State University. Doug and Read more…

Infrastructure and Urban Planning

November 28, 2016

Episode 20: California Adapts to Climate Change Guest: Jonathan Parfrey Broadcast November 28, 2016 Donate to America Adapts! It’s tax deductible. Episode 20: In this episode, America Adapts talks with innovative climate leader, Jonathan Parfrey, the Executive Director of Climate Resolve (CR).  The mission of Climate Resolve “is to make Southern California more livable and prosperous today and for generations to come by inspiring people at home, at work, and in government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution, Read more…

Business

November 22, 2016

Episode 19: Adaptation Consulting with Tribal and Local government partners Guest: Sascha Petersen Broadcast November 22, 2016 Donate to America Adapts! It’s tax deductible. It’s tax deductible.Episode 19: In this episode of America Adapts, I talk with Sascha Petersen, founder and lead of Adaptation International, an Austin, Texas based consulting firm. Sascha talks about his experiences working on adaptation projects with local governments and tribal interests. Learn the nuances of dealing with adaptation with tribal communities and how Read more…

Adaptation Conferences

November 15, 2016

Episode 18: Climate Change Election Episode: Reporting from Cop22, climate negotiations, Marrakesh, Morocco; the National Adaptation Forum and much more climate election coverage! Guest: James Stillwell Broadcast November 15, 2016 Donate to America Adapts! It’s tax deductible.Episode 18: In this episode, America Adapts is hosting James Stillwell, Program Manager for Climate Implementation at the University of Maryland, reporting from Marrakech, Morocco from theCop22 climate change negotiations. Also, I speak with EcoAdapt’s MaryKay Gewiss and Alex Score, on next year’s big National Read more…

Adaptation Conferences

November 7, 2016

Episode 17: Climate Savvy, Adaptation Threesome and the National Adaptation Forum! Guests: Lara Hansen and Jennie Hoffman Broadcast November 7, 2016 Donate to America Adapts! It’s tax deductible.Episode 17: In this very special Halloween Episode, I talk with adaptation planning legends Lara Hansen and Jennie Hoffman. Lara is the Executive Director of EcoAdapt and Jennie is Founder and Principal at Adaptation Insight.  This was the first ‘threeway’ conversation on America Adapts, where we discussed the 5 year anniversary of Jenny and Read more…

Podcast

October 31, 2016

Broadcast October 31, 2016 Donate to America Adapts! It’s tax deductible.  Episode 16: In episode 16 of America Adapts, I talk with Brian Kahn, Senior Science Writer with Climate Central. Climate Central (CC) is exactly what it sounds like: a central location for key science information and resources.  Climate Central is a relatively new organization and Brian walks us through their unique model for providing climate science.  Brian explains how CC usessocial scientists to find ways to get science news Read more…

Podcast

October 23, 2016

Episode 15: De-Extinction, Climate Change and the Future of Conservation: A Podcast with author M.R. O’Connor. Guest: M.R. O’Connor Broadcast October 23, 2016   Episode 15: In episode 15, Doug Parsons speaks with M.R. O’Connor, author of the book, “Resurrection Science: Conservation, De-Extinction and the Precarious Future of Wild Things.” De-extinction is exactly what you think it is: bringing back extinct species using modern technology. Think Jurassic Park, but looking at more recent extinctions like the Passenger Read more…

National Parks

October 16, 2016

Episode 14: Sea Level Rise, the Florida Everglades and the role of research in Adaptation: Podcast with Dr. Evelyn Gaiser of Florida Coastal LTER Guest: Dr. Evelyn Gaiser Broadcast October 16, 2016   Episode 14: In this week’s episode, America Adapts host, Doug Parsons, talks with Dr. Evelyn Gaiser from Florida International University.  We primarily cover two topics: what is the  Florida Coastal Everglades Long Term Ecological Research Program and Dr. Gaiser’s role in adaptation planning in South Read more…