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The Unbearable Lightness of Cultural Resources: An Adaptation Story with Dr. Marcy Rockman

In episode 88 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Marcy Rockman, cultural resource and climate adaptation expert. Marcy, until recently, was the Cultural Resources Adaptation Coordinator for the National Park Service and is now the IPCC Team Lead with the International Council on Monuments and Sites Climate Change and Heritage Working Group. Marcy […]

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Dr. Michael Mann: Return of the Climate Jedi

He’s back! In episode 86 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews famed climatologist Dr. Michael Mann. Dr. Mann is the author of the famous ‘hockey stick’ climate research that has become one of the iconic images in the climate movement. This is Dr. Mann’s second appearance on America Adapts. In this episode, we discuss: […]

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The State of Adaptation and Climate Adaptation Finance with Harvard’s Jesse Keenan

In episode 84 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Dr. Jesse Keenan, from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Jesse recently published a book Climate Adaptation Finance and Investment in California. Also, Jesse answers questions from listeners on the general “State of Adaptation.” Topics covered in this episode: adaptation finance, understanding ‘maladaptation’, differences between finance […]

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To Sue or Not to Sue: Legal Liability and Climate Adaptation with the Conservation Law Foundation

In episode 83 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews planner Deanna Moran and environmental lawyer, Elena Mihaly, from the Conservation Law Foundation. Deanna and Elena come on to talk about their new report, Climate Adaptation and Legal Liability. Other topics include: current court cases relevant to adaptation and climate change; using legal liability as […]

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New York, New York: The Big Apple Adapts to Climate Change

In episode 82 of America Adapts, host Doug Parsons interviews Signe Nielsen, a landscape architect based in New York City. Signe has been working on projects in NYC for decades and we discuss how climate change adaptation is being addressed in the city. We discuss the impact of Superstorm Sandy and the challenges of keeping […]

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Adapting Conservation to Climate Change at WWF

In episode 80 of America Adapts, Doug Parson joins World Wildlife Fund’s Shaun Martin to take a behind the scenes look at how WWF is adapting conservation to the new realities of climate change and helping governments prepare for the future in ways that ensure a place for nature. During this 8-month journey, Doug follows […]

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End of the Year Holiday Special: Top Climate Stories and Preview of 2019 National Adaptation Forum

Subscribe to America Adapts, text “adapters” to 31996! In episode 79 of America Adapts, we’re celebrating the third annual Holiday Special. Professor Ladd Keith of the University of Arizona and Shaun Martin, of World Wildlife Fund, join Doug in person at “Rancho Adapto” to discuss each of their top 3 climate stories of the year; […]

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Flooding, Climate Change and Art: Creative Community Engagement

Subscribe to America Adapts, text “adapters” to 31996! In episode 78 of America Adapts – the second in a 4-part flooding series sponsored by World Wildlife Fund – Doug Parsons talks with three experts using art to communicate the risks associated with flooding. Catherine Sarah Young, Dr. Elizabeth Miller and Dr. Vidya Venkataramanan join the […]

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Fair Dinkum: Adapting in the Bush from Queensland, Australia

In episode 76 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons takes a journey to Queensland, Australia to learn how Natural Resource Management (NRM) bodies are adapting to climate change. Learn how these unique organizations are engaging with their rural communities on this important topic. Doug talks with experts from these NRM bodies ; aboriginal efforts at adaptation […]

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The Collider: Building a Global Hub for Climate Adaptation with CEO Josh Dorfman

Donate to America Adapts In episode 72 of America Adapts, Doug Parsons talks with the CEO of The Collider Josh Dorfman. The Collider is a non profit organization working with individuals and companies to develop big data climate applications. They also are fostering the development of a climate ‘ecosystem’, through networking and creating a major […]

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