California Adapts 1
Episode 61: What is climate adaptation, and how well is California doing with it? The podcast America Adapts, hosted by Doug Parsons, has been exploring the topic of climate adaptation since 2016. In this three-part special, sponsored by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Doug takes an in-depth look at the state of California, presenting its long history of environmental leadership, current work on adaptation throughout the state, and how California will be dealing with a changing environment in the future.
In this episode, California Adapts 1: The Storytellers, consists of three main stories. Geologist Jeff Mount of UC Davis tells the epic tale of the 1861-1862 floods that washed out Sacramento, killing hundreds and forcing the temporary moment of the state capital to San Francisco. Environmental activist Ed Begley, Jr. and “The Queen of Green,” longtime head of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), Mary Nichols tells about how the state managed to clean up the smog problem of the 1970’s, then brings us up to the present with her perspective on Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jerry Brown with regard to climate leadership.
Guests in this episode:
Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board
Ed Begley Jr., Actor and Environmental Activist
This special project of America Adapts was generously sponsored by the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.
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