During the summer of 2013, Allie Goldstein and Kirsten Howard embarked on a storytelling adventure called the Great American Adaptation Road Trip (GAART). GAART aimed to transform the conversation on climate change—which can often be contentious, problem-focused, and, frankly, boring—by documenting communities and individuals using their wits and resources to build resilience to specific climate impacts such as extreme heat events, sea level rise, storms, flooding, drought, and mega forest fires. We spent 103 days traveling to 31 U.S. states and conducted 158 interviews with natural resource managers, city planners, farmers, fire fighters, business people, community leaders, and climate scientists. Over the course of the trip, we shared 32 adaptation stories with the world on our blog--adaptationstories.com--using a multimedia, journalistic style.

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