International

October 9, 2016

Episode 13: What really happened at the climate negotiations in Paris; Universities Teaching Adaptation and much more! Guest: James Stillwell Broadcast October 9, 2016     Episode 13: In this exciting episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons speaks with James Stillwell, the Program Manager of Climate Implementation at the University of Maryland’s (UMD) School of Public Policy.  First, we talk about James’ background and what led him to UMD.  Then we learn about James’ role in the Read more…

Podcast

October 2, 2016

Episode 12: State Level Adaptation Planning: A Conversation with Climate Change Coordinator Davia Palmeri Guest: Davia Palmeri Broadcast October 2, 2016   Episode 12: In this episode, host Doug Parsons speaks with Davia Palmeri, Climate Change Coordinator with the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies.  Davia talks about the unique role that state agencies play in conserving wildlife. We learn a bit of the history behind wildlife management in the United States.  Doug and Davia then dig into the Read more…

Natural Disasters

September 25, 2016

Episode 11: Disaster Management meets Climate Adaptation Guest: Samantha Montano Broadcast September 25, 2016   Episode 11: In this episode, host Doug Parsons speaks with doctoral student Samantha Montano, a “Disasterologist”, an expert in emergency management.  Samantha also blogs on this subject at her web site:www.disaster-ology.com.  Samantha recently published a news article for Vox magazine, highlighting the recent, unprecedented flooding in Louisiana, and how unprepared the country is deal with natural disasters and how climate change is only Read more…

Podcast

September 18, 2016

Episode 10: Show me Adaptation in the Show me State! Wildlife Adaptation in Missouri Guest: Dennis Figg Broadcast September 18, 2016   Topics: The Endangered Species Act and climate change; wildlife adaptation planning; challenges and opportunities for state wildlife agencies and much more! Guest Dennis Figg is a legendary Missouri conservationist. Episode 10: Doug talks with Dennis Figg, longtime wildlife conservation leader from the state of Missouri.  Learn how climate change will fundamentally alter future wildlife management. Read more…

Podcast

September 11, 2016

Episode 9: Did Florida Ban Climate Change? The Amazing Untold story of the Climate Change Story of the Year! Guest: Tristram Korten Broadcast September 11, 2016 America Adapts talks with Tristram Korten, investigative reporter from Florida who was responsible for the most covered climate change story of the year!  Learn the specific details on how Tristram broke the climate change story of the year, uncovering the fact that the Florida Governor had banned the use of Read more…

Oceans, Rivers & Water Resources

September 5, 2016

Episode 8: Rivers, watersheds and climate change adaptation! Guest: Rebecca Esselman Broadcast September 5, 2016     Episode 8: Rivers, watersheds and climate change adaptation!  America Adapts talks with Watershed/Adaptation Planner Rebecca Esselman of the Huron River Watershed Council.  Learn how HRWC became one of the first local watershed groups to bring in adaptation staff.  Many river advocates have long argued that watersheds should be the landscape model for conservation planning. Listen is as Doug talks with Read more…

International

August 28, 2016

Episode 7: Human Dimensions of Climate Change Adaptation: Britt Basel discusses gender roles, storytelling and much more! Guest: Britt Basel Broadcast August 28, 2016 Episode 7:  Britt Basel, Adaptation Consultant with Ecothropic.  Listen in as Doug Parsons talks with Britt, an adaptation expert, whose work has spanned 38 countries.  In this episode, we discuss Britt’s unique experiences working with the people of the Solomon Islands doing adaptation planning.  Find out how gender can play a role in the Read more…

Funding

August 21, 2016

Episode 6: Lights, Camera, Adaptation! Using visuals to tell your adaptation story! Guest: Adam Spencer Broadcast August 21, 2016 Episode 6: Adam Spencer with Filmmakers for Conservation. Adam and Doug discuss how you can use visuals to tell your adaptation story. Adam has just started turning his environmental film making skills toward adaptation. We discuss using film, TV, and even graphic novel comics as mediums to discuss climate change adaptation. We also get into a spirited discussion on how Read more…

Podcast

August 15, 2016

Episode 5: A Conversation with the American Society for Adaptation Professionals Guest: Beth Gibbons Broadcast August 15, 2016 Beth Gibbons, Managing Director of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals (ASAP) talks shop with Doug Parsons. Beth is the new Managing Director of ASAP: if you are an existing member, hear what she has to stay about the future of ASAP; and, if you are considering joining, learn more about how the society can be relevant to your Read more…

Local Government

August 2, 2016

Episode 4 “Adaptation in Paradise! Adapting to Climate Change in Florida” Guest: Bob Glazer Broadcast August 2, 2016  In this episode,  Doug Parsons talks with Bob Glazer, research scientist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.  Join us and learn how Florida is adapting to climate change. Florida is consistently in the headlines regarding climate change, for better or for worse. Don’t let the headlines fool you: Florida is considered a national leader on adaptation planning! Read more…

Podcast

July 25, 2016

Episode 3 Adapting at the World Wildlife Fund Guest: Dr. Nikhil Advani Broadcast July 25, 2016 In this episode, the host, Doug Parsons has a lively discussion with Dr. Nikhil Advani, Senior Program Manager for Adaptation at the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Dr. Advani will answer questions ranging from: will pandas become an invasive species in future climates (short answer: no); what is the difference between adaptation in the U.S. and developing countries; WWF’s innovative ‘crowdsourcing’ Read more…

Funding

July 22, 2016

Episode 2 Adaptation Funding and Shovel Ready Adaptation Guest: Dr. Molly Cross Broadcast July 22, 2016 Dr. Molly Cross discusses funding for adaptation; knowing adaptation when you see it and more! In the second episode, Doug Parsons talks with Dr. Molly Cross, the Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator with the Wildlife Conservation Society. Listen in as Doug and Molly discuss how to fund adaptation; identifying ‘bad’ adaptation; the Supreme Court, porn and adaptation (yes, you read that right); Read more…

National Parks

July 11, 2016

Episode 1: America’s Best Idea: Adapting to Climate Change! National Parks, Scenario Planning and much more! Guest: Dr. Nick Fisichelli Broadcast July 11, 2016 For the premiere podcast of America Adapts, we were joined by Dr. Nick Fisichelli. We had a fascinating and sometimes humorous discussion about…you guessed it, climate change adaptation. Dr. Nick Fisichelli is a forest ecologist examining natural resource dynamics in a continuously changing world. He focuses on ecosystem dynamics and land Read more…

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