America Adapts - The Climate Change Podcast
About This Show
A rapidly changing climate leaves no choice but for humanity to adapt. On the America Adapts podcast, we explore the challenges presented by adapting to climate change and the approaches that the field's best minds believe are already working. Join climate change adaptation expert Doug Parsons as he talks with scientists, policymakers, planners and journalists about the choices we face and the people who make them. America Adapts - your voice to talk adaptation!
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California Adapts to Climate Change: A Podcast with Climate Resolve’s Jonathan Parfrey
4 days ago
Subscribe to America Adapts on Itunes! 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, as well as prepare for climate change impacts.” Jonathan talks about how CR approaches climate change at the city scale, with the goal of not only making Los Angeles more resilient in the face of climate change, but also improving the overall quality of life of Angelos. It is not a typical mission for most adaptation professionals,, but as Jonathan explains, it’s a strategy that successfully gets broad public support for their activities. Learn about CR’s “Cool Roofs” program, a citywide program to help low income residents obtain solar panels. Jonathan also talks about efforts to create a more integrated and green transportation system for Los Angeles. We also learn about specific climate change impacts that Los Angeles is currently experiencing, and also, future impacts. Climate Resolve emphasizes partnerships and they have assumed a major role in bringing together regional partners in these efforts. What really stands out is the proactive approach the city of Los Angeles is taking on these issue, along with the state of California providing substantial support for citi