Climate change is here. We hear about it more than ever. And experts say we need to adapt—but what does that actually look like? This one-hour special from Marketplace, led by Molly Wood, explores the role of technology in helping humanity weather the impacts of climate change. The time of complete prevention has passed, and we must turn towards adaptation.

This special will focus on how practical, tangible tools can help solve this crisis—and the pandemic’s impact on how quickly that technology can be deployed. In this solutions-based reporting, Wood and team talk to Big Tech, startups and researchers in an attempt to answer what comes next.


Molly Wood

Molly Wood is the host of Marketplace Tech, a weekday show that helps listeners understand the business behind the technology that's rewiring our lives. In addition, she joins forces with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal to connect the dots on the economy, tech and culture as co-host of the podcast Make Me Smart with Kai and Molly.

Molly has covered technology in print, web and broadcast media. Before joining Marketplace in 2015, she was a tech columnist at The New York Times and an executive editor at CNET. Previously, she launched the CNET podcast "Buzz Out Loud," one of the early successes in podcasting, which fans still celebrate. In the web video space, she started an original tech-focused video series at The New York Times called "Machine Learning," and she also created and hosted the popular web show "Always on with Molly Wood." The ambitious tech series ultimately shot episodes all over the world.

A native Montanan, Molly is now based in the surprisingly wildlife-filled Oakland Hills, where she lives with her son, Eli, dog Reggie and many internetconnected devices.


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Preview audio available: November 13, 2020
Promo spot available: November 20, 2020
Program and rundown available: December 4, 2020
Date content uploaded: December 4, 2020


Broadcast Window

December 5, 2020 - January 11, 2021

Broadcast Rights

Available to all APM affiliates; subscription to the APM Celebrates package is not required for carriage. Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before January 12, 2021. The program (episode) must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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