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We’re living through a climate emergency; addressing this crisis begins by talking about it. Host Greg Dalton brings you empowering conversations that connect all aspects of the challenge — the scary and the exciting, the individual and the systemic. Join us.

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Yvon Chouinard: Giving It All Away
Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard and his family recently transferred their $3 billion stake in the storied outdoor gear company to a special purpose trust that will give away $100 million a year to environmental causes. Yet climate philanthropy still only accounts for a small fraction of all charitable giving.
56 min
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In Person at COP27: Funding the Global Energy T...
Climate One has been at the COP27 summit talking with climate leaders about how developing countries, who are facing the effects of the climate crisis first and worst, can transition to clean energy in a world where even wealthy nations are struggling to meet their own emission reduction goals.
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On the Ground at COP27: Tallying Payments and P...
Climate One is on the ground at COP27 in Egypt, where the nations of the world are meeting to hash out how they will accomplish their carbon reduction goals in the coming years. For the first time, richer nations will discuss paying poorer ones for the impacts of climate-fueled disasters.
61 min
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Kamala Harris and Gina McCarthy: Views From The...
This week we get an insider’s take on White House climate policy with Gina McCarthy, President Biden’s former White House Climate Advisor. We also feature a special interview between Vice President Kamala Harris and the hosts of the podcast A Matter of Degrees, Katharine Wilkinson and Leah Stokes.
51 min
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Anand Giridharadas: Persuaders in a Hot and Pol...
Can you stand strong in your own convictions while at the same time reaching out to those who disagree with you? That’s the skill of so-called persuaders, profiled in Anand Giridharadas’s new book. He explores how the tactics of persuasion can help strengthen democracy and foster positive societal change.
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Two Hemispheres, One Story: Reporting on Rising...
The Global North is responsible for most of the carbon pollution that’s driving extreme weather, while the Global South is experiencing the impacts first and worst. Two award-winning journalists, one from each hemisphere, share their stories of how climate-induced disasters ultimately affect people on opposite sides of the world in similar ways.
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Bonus COP27 Preview: Egyptian Ambassador Wael A...
This year’s COP27 is being framed as “the implementation COP.” In this special episode, Climate One Host Greg Dalton speaks one-on-one with Egyptian Ambassador and Special Representative of the COP27 President, Wael Aboulmagd, about how Egypt plans to close the gap between promises and implementation.
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Countdown to COP 27: Feeling the Heat
Next month, countries from around the world will gather in Egypt for the annual UN climate summit known as COP. The urgent need for action has never been more clear. Yet how will countries finance climate adaptation and mitigation? And how will the poorest nations make their case that they should be paid for the loss and damage caused by emissions from the richest?
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Political Climate: The Midterm Forecast
With the US midterm elections looming, the window for enacting meaningful climate policy may be closing. Democrats were assumed to be in for a shellacking in November, but that may no longer be the case. What is the midterm forecast, and how does that affect climate action?
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Risky Business: Underinsured Against Climate Di...
Home and property insurance is complicated and boring – until a disaster happens to you. With policy premiums rising quickly and some companies canceling policies in high-risk areas altogether, how can we insure ourselves through the climate emergency?
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The Inflation Reduction Act Passed. Now What?
In August, President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law, which allocates around $370 billion over ten years to help mitigate the climate crisis. But how the law is put into action will make or break its effectiveness.
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Molly Wood on Tech, Money and Survival
Longtime tech and business journalist Molly Wood recently moved into venture capital, driven by the potential she sees in financing climate tech startups. Humans have created the seemingly insurmountable climate crisis, and yet human ingenuity, she says, can help us survive it.
51 min
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No Going Back: EVs and Clean Tech Tipping Point...
In the tech world, there’s a common belief that once a new device hits 5% market penetration, it rapidly goes from fad to mass adoption. EV sales in the US have just passed that 5% tipping point. Does this mean that mass adoption is now inevitable? What about other clean tech?
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Bridging The Great American Divide
There’s more consensus around climate action than many of us may think. But in our increasingly online and partisan world, we often ignore viewpoints different from our own. How can we bridge ideological divides and find the common ground necessary for respectful civil discourse?
57 min
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Ukraine and the Middle East: Climate Action in ...
Climate is often called a “threat multiplier,” because it can worsen already challenging situations. Yet within conflict zones, many brave individuals and organizations work every day to stave off the even greater threat of climate catastrophe. We talk with environmental organizers in Ukraine and the Middle East about how to balance immediate needs with working toward a better future.
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Will Sustainable Aviation Ever Take Off?
Civil aviation accounts for about 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions. And while electrifying cars and trucks is already well underway, flying planes on anything other than liquid fuels remains devilishly difficult. But there are some sustainable options.
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The Inflation Reduction Act: What’s in the Saus...
For nearly six decades, the US government passed no comprehensive climate legislation. Now that’s changed. The Inflation Reduction Act contains approximately $370 billion of investments in clean energy and climate solutions. But not everyone is happy.
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REWIND: Climbing, Conservation and Capitalism
Patagonia’s infamous “Don’t Buy This Jacket” ad campaign paradoxically advocated sustainability and increased sales. What’s the role of corporations in sustainability and wildland conservation, and how can the outdoor industry be more accessible and welcoming for all?
51 min
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Patti Poppe: Reinventing Utilities During a Cli...
As the CEO of the California utility giant PG&E, Patti Poppe is charged with navigating the company through massive wildfires, disrupted energy markets, and lingering public distrust of the company. How can utilities like PG&E reinvent themselves and modernize the electric grid to deliver renewable power when their own systems are threatened by catastrophic climate change?
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Turning Down the Heat: Decarbonizing Cement and...
The construction industry is one of the hardest to decarbonize sectors in the global economy. Cement and steel production together are responsible for about 15% of global CO2 emissions. There is cleaner production technology, but is it ready for primetime?
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On The Run: Voluntary and Forced Climate Migration
The climate crisis is a growing driver of human migration, exacerbating the misery of already struggling communities. How well are governments prepared to handle an influx of people driven from their homes – and support those who are left behind?
56 min
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REWIND: Firefight: How to Live in the Pyrocene
With human-caused climate change making lands hotter and drier, we are increasingly living in flammable landscapes. In an era of climate-driven megafires, how can we better live with fire, rather than always fighting it? This week, we also take a deep dive into the recent Supreme Court case West Virginia v. EPA.
58 min
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Wanjira Mathai on Sustainable Development and t...
Africa is responsible for less than 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet its people are already suffering some of the world’s most devastating climate impacts. When those most affected are those least responsible, how can those most responsible address that injustice?
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Rebuilding for Climate: Successful City Strategies
83% of people in the United States live in urban areas. And these days that’s where important climate progress is happening. Cities all over the country and globe are experimenting with climate resilience projects specific to their local environments and challenges.
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REWIND: Climate Miseducation
What a student learns about climate science depends a lot on which state they live in and who’s teaching. This week, we unpack climate miseducation with investigative reporter Katie Worth and learn about the undue influence of industry on school curricula.
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Digging Deep into the Next Farm Bill
Roughly every five years, the U.S. designs and implements a new farm bill, which sets federal policy on agriculture. As stakeholders begin pushing their agendas for the 2023 farm bill, where can climate and equity find a place?
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Disrupted Energy Markets: Fossil Revival or Ren...
As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and other economic pressures disrupt global energy markets, even insiders are scrambling to make sense of this moment. How are surging fossil fuel prices, changes in policy, and supply chain turmoil affecting US climate goals?
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Indigenous Insights on Healing Land and Sky
Colonization has displaced Indigenous people from their ancestral homes through outright theft, violence and war for hundreds of years. But land under Indigenous stewardship is associated with reduced greenhouse gas emissions and greater biodiversity. How can we elevate Indigenous knowledge and stewardship to protect our environment?
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Coping with Climate through Music
Music and social movements have historically gone hand in hand. Now, when governments consistently fail to take meaningful action on climate, why aren’t more musical artists raising the alarm over the growing catastrophe?
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Russ Feingold on Biodiversity, Climate and The ...
Russ Feingold became a household name co-authoring the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act, more commonly known as McCain-Feingold. Today he is using his experience to tackle alarming biodiversity loss and the worsening climate crisis. How can a broken democracy heal a broken climate?
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Big Money: Investment Managers Driving Corporat...
Money managers wield a lot of power to push companies to act in the interests of their stakeholders. As climate presents a growing financial risk to institutional investors and average people with 401Ks, how much can investors drive corporate action on climate?
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Dismantling White Supremacy to Address the Clim...
A fundamental injustice of the climate crisis is that those who have contributed to it least are being impacted the most. That will continue as global temperatures rise. Real progress can’t be made if Black, Indigenous and people of color are left behind.
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Climate & Democracy with Jamie Raskin, Heather ...
Our climate and democratic systems are under threat. And for some people, progress on climate is a zero-sum game, a belief that is often racially tinged. This week we discuss how to protect climate and democracy with Congressman Jamie Raskin, followed by authors Heather McGhee and Rebecca Willis.
57 min
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Breaking Down Climate Misinformation with Amy W...
Fossil fuel companies have spent decades casting doubt on climate science to protect their bottom line. In a special collaboration with Amy Westervelt of Drilled, we trace the origins of the corporate free speech argument and how it’s being used to defend climate misinformation.
59 min
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Can We Get Clean Energy Without Dirty Mines?
Global sales of electric vehicles more than doubled in 2021. That’s good news for transitioning away from fossil fuels. But sourcing the materials needed for clean energy might not be so clean. What are the impacts of mining metals for a clean energy future?
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Solar Flare-ups
Solar power has become one of the cheapest sources of electricity and is viewed as a cornerstone of our clean energy future. But utilities in many states have challenged how much rooftop solar customers are compensated for their excess power – and what they pay to connect to the grid.
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Coping with COVID and Climate Fatigue
We’ve grappled with the COVID for two years. Simultaneously, we’ve been struggling to cope with the climate crisis. For those fighting the effects of this slower-moving catastrophe, fatigue is a familiar feeling. What have we learned from two years of COVID disruption that can inform how we deal with climate fatigue?
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Playing With Fire: Russia, Ukraine and the Geop...
The past several weeks have shaken the world order. The IPCC released its latest report the same day the U.S. Supreme Court heard the most environmentally significant case in a decade, all while Russia’s invasion of Ukraine dominates headlines and policy agendas. This week, we take a deep dive beyond the headlines into the geopolitics of energy.
51 min
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Turning Air into Stone: Tech-Based Carbon Removal
It has been 3 million years since there’s been this much CO2 in the atmosphere. According to the IPCC, stopping emissions won’t be enough to avoid the extreme weather that’s already occurring. We need to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, and nature-based solutions may not be enough. How could technology play a role?
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Peat, Kelp and Trees: Nature-Based Carbon Capture
To limit climate disruption, we need to pull vast amounts of carbon dioxide out of the sky. Nature already has many ways of doing this. So how can we maximize those powerful tools? This week, we delve into the carbon benefits of peat bogs, forests, soil and kelp beds.
59 min
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Cow Poop and Compost: Digesting the Methane Menace
Methane is a menace, causing 80 times more damage to the climate in a 20-year time frame than CO2. Two big sources of methane emissions are cows and food waste rotting in landfills. California may provide an example of how to wrangle this greenhouse gas.
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Our Greatest Unintended Experiment
Scientists have known about carbon dioxide’s atmospheric warming potential for 160 years, but they weren’t immediately concerned about the impacts. In a new book, writer and climate campaigner Alice Bell traces the history of evolving climate science and energy technologies.
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The Enablers: The Firms Behind Fossil Fuel Fals...
Fossil fuel companies spend vast amounts of money on advertising and PR campaigns touting their climate commitments. Yet actions rarely live up to the hype. Who is really behind pushing out misleading corporate narratives?
50 min
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REWIND: Should We Have Children in a Climate Em...
Climate disruption features in the headlines nearly every day, penetrating deeper into our personal lives. In these uncertain times, how do we weigh the decision of whether or not to bring more children into the world?
57 min
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State of the Unions: Navigating Job Creation an...
Only about 10 percent of U.S. workers belong to a union. But in fossil fuel industries, labor groups are working to protect jobs and navigate the transition to a renewable economy. How can we ensure protections for good, family-supporting jobs in climate-friendly fields?
53 min
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Corporate Net Zero Pledges: Ambitious or Empty ...
Many corporations are pledging to hit net zero emissions. But target dates may be far in the future, and definitions of “net” can be slippery. How can consumers, investors and policy leaders distinguish between greenwashing and meaningful action?
55 min
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REWIND: Should Nature Have Rights?
Western law generally treats the natural environment as property, with all rights held by its owners. But more jurisdictions are making the argument that natural systems – from rivers to forests to glaciers – are entitled to their own legal rights to exist and thrive.
53 min
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John Doerr And Ryan Panchadsaram: An Action Pla...
Two venture capitalists have written a new plan for how to address the accelerating climate crisis. This week we talk with John Doerr and Ryan Panchadsaram of Kleiner Perkins about their new book, Speed & Scale: An Action Plan for Solving Our Climate Crisis Now.
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Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Naomi Oreskes: The ...
This week we feature a conversation with marine biologist, policy expert and writer Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, Climate One’s winner of the Schneider Award for excellence in science communication. We also talk with past winner Naomi Oreskes about how the field of science has changed for women during her career.
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Managed Retreat: When Climate Hits Home
As climate threats intensify and sea levels rise, coastal communities are some of the first to face hard questions about relocating. How do we decide when to stay and when to go? Managed Retreat: When Climate Hits Home, this week on Climate One.
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This Year in Climate
From extreme weather events to the climate summit in Glasgow to the passage of the bipartisan infrastructure deal, 2021 has been a banner year. Join hosts Greg Dalton and Ariana Brocious as we review the good and bad of this year in climate.
56 min
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Climate Miseducation
What a student learns about climate science depends a lot on which state they live in and who’s teaching. This week, we unpack climate miseducation with investigative reporter Katie Worth and learn about the undue influence of industry on school curricula.
55 min
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What the Infrastructure Deal Means for Climate
President Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will pour billions of dollars into projects, but does it go far enough?
56 min
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REWIND Finding the Heart to Talk About Climate
Talking about climate disruption can be difficult no matter your background. Simply delivering information is rarely enough; communicating hard truths may depend on first forming heartfelt human connections.
51 min
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Taking Stock of COP26
After two weeks of negotiations, presentations and protests in Glasgow, COP26 is a wrap. This week we discuss what was achieved - and what wasn’t - at the international climate summit, and whose voices were heard.
65 min
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Climbing, Conservation and Capitalism
Patagonia’s infamous “Don’t Buy This Jacket” ad campaign paradoxically advocated sustainability and increased sales. What’s the role of corporations in sustainability and wildland conservation, and how can the outdoor industry be more accessible and welcoming for all?
52 min
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Geoengineering: Who Should Control Our Atmosphere?
Solar geoengineering could provide an emergency brake on the disruptive and deadly effects of carbon emissions, but it is complicated.
53 min
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Electrify Everything
Fully electrifying our homes, cars and industries could cut the amount of total energy we need by half, says Saul Griffith, entrepreneur, inventor and author of Electrify. Meanwhile automakers are increasingly investing in EVs, responding to consumer demand. This week, we explore the climate potential of electrifying everything.
56 min
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What’s on Tap at COP26 in Glasgow
Delegates from across the globe will soon meet for the international climate summit known as COP26. Six years on from the Paris agreement, is there finally enough urgency to turn ambition and promises into action?
53 min
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Zen and Coping with Climate
How do we manage our own anxiety around an uncertain climate future – let alone help our children work through their feelings and fears? This week we explore Zen, mindfulness and psychotherapeutic approaches to building emotional resilience for adults and children in face of the climate crisis.
51 min
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Firefight: How to Live in the Pyrocene
With human-caused climate change making lands hotter and drier, we are increasingly living in flammable landscapes. In an era of climate-driven megafires, how can we better live with fire, rather than always fighting it?
56 min
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Katharine Hayhoe on Hope and Healing
Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe says we should start conversations from the heart, not the head, in order to drive action on climate change. By talking about climate, we can help ourselves and others understand why it matters — and what we can do about it.
55 min
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Preparing for Disasters We Don’t Want to Think ...
How can we prepare for a future wholly unlike the past we’ve known? Like COVID-19, climate disruption is a threat multiplier that will disrupt our lives in myriad ways. This week we discuss what changes we can make now to better prepare for future risks and climate disasters.
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Diet for a Threatened Planet
Fifty years ago, Frances Moore Lappé challenged people to think about the larger systems underpinning the food on their plates, particularly meat. Since then, the industrial food systems in America have only grown bigger and more consolidated. This week we discuss the intersections between democracy, environment, food, and justice.
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Water and Civilization: Resilience and Collapse
“Modern water infrastructure has replumbed the planet,” says Giulio Boccaletti, author of Water: A Biography. But the story of water is not technological, it is political. What can 10,000 years of human history with water teach us about how we should handle this essential element in a climate-disrupted future?
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The Fight Over Pipelines
Why have oil pipelines become such a flash point in the environmental movement? And what can all sides agree on to work toward the same less-carbon-reliant future? We talk about Line 3 and other pipelines on this week’s show.
51 min
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Should We Have Children in a Climate Emergency?
Climate disruption features in the headlines nearly every day, penetrating deeper into our personal lives. In these uncertain times, how do we weigh the decision of whether or not to bring more children into the world?
54 min
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Which Way Are Swing Voters Swinging on Climate?
Swing voters can have an outsized impact on elections. But many of those voters don’t know much about our climate emergency. We talk with Rich Thau of the Swing Voter Project about how these voters engage with climate news, like the most recent IPCC report.
53 min
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30x30: This Land Is Whose Land?
President Biden has set a goal of conserving 30% of our land and waters in the next decade to sustain essential biodiversity and counteract the damaging impacts of climate change. About one million animal and plant species are now threatened with extinction. Some private landowners are concerned about where those lands will come from.
51 min
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Jay Inslee, BP and Washington’s Climate Story
This year, Washington became the second state to place a price on carbon across most of its economy ― with the surprise support of oil company BP. Governor Jay Inslee says he welcomes the change of stance because there’s no time to waste. “We don’t have the luxury of sort of dividing the world into two camps.”
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Vandana Shiva and the Hubris of Manipulating Na...
Indian eco-feminist Vandana Shiva has spent much of her career fighting against industrial agriculture. She advocates against corporate, industrialized agriculture and for small-scale, biodiverse farms--a sea change that she believes has the potential to heal our bodies and the planet.
50 min
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How a Manufactured Car Culture Blocks Transit
Good public transit can solve for pollution, congestion, mobility and even the mental and physical health of urban dwellers. But most Americans get around by car, and changing that model can be expensive and difficult. How can we make good public transit the default mode of transportation?
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REWIND: A Feminist Climate Renaissance
What does a feminist climate renaissance look like? Authors Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson advocate for resolving the climate crisis by first addressing the systemic imbalances that have fueled it – racism, capitalism and patriarchy.
51 min
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Mark Carney, Fatih Birol and the Narrow Path to...
The world is currently on track to double the emission goals set during the Paris Climate Agreement. Can the combined powers of government, industry and the market still get us on a path to reach net zero emissions by 2050 and avoid the worst impacts of climate change?
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Clearing the Air on Carbon Offsets
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Extreme Heat: The Silent Killer
Extreme heat events may be less visibly destructive than hurricanes or wildfires, yet they silently kill far more people and cause vast economic harm. Some cities have started appointing “chief heat officers” to better respond to a hotter world.
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Shepard Fairey, Mystic and the Power of Art
A song, poster or mural can be a powerful tool to spark conversation and reflection. So how can the arts advance the climate conversation? We explore the power of art with renowned graphic artist Shepard Fairey and hip hop artist Mystic.
51 min
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Colorado River Reckoning: Drought, Climate and...
Reservoirs on the Colorado River are at historic lows as extreme drought continues across the region. As water managers gear up for another round of negotiations, tribes and climate advocates hope to get a bigger say this time.
53 min
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Finding the Heart to Talk About Climate
Talking about climate disruption can be difficult no matter your background. Simply delivering information is rarely enough; communicating hard truths may depend on first forming heartfelt human connections.
51 min
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Should Nature Have Rights?
Western law generally treats the natural environment as property, with all rights held by its owners. But more jurisdictions are making the argument that natural systems – from rivers to forests to glaciers – are entitled to their own legal rights to exist and thrive.
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Hot Cities, Methane Leakers and the Catholic Ch...
Data and maps can be powerful tools in the effort to understand and combat the effects of climate change. From GIS mapping to satellite imagery to a human-sized mobile weather station, researchers are finding new approaches to the climate emergency.
52 min
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Journey of a Former Coal Miner
Grassroots activism sometimes gets short shrift compared to the more powerful, national players in climate and environmental movements. Yet many community-based advocates have achieved major successes. What can we learn from grassroots activists?
51 min
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Climate Stories We Tell Ourselves
What stories do we tell ourselves to cope with a changing climate? Author Nathaniel Rich and journalist Meera Subramanian discuss the power of listening and how our identities and values shape the way we understand how others experience climate.
51 min
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Distorted Democracy and the “Zero-Sum Game”
In the US, a zero-sum mentality has taken hold on climate and other issues whereby progress for “them” comes at the expense of “us.” Are racism and other false dichotomies distorting our ability to respond to big problems and advance collective solutions?
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Living with Climate Disruption
We’ve been living with the impacts of a changing climate for years, but those impacts don’t all hit the same way. With dramatic events like wildfires, the ramifications are immediate. But the slower effects of climate disruption can lead to anxiety and emotional distress. How do we live alongside these changes?
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REWIND: Billionaire Wilderness
Some wealthy Americans visit nature via a private jet, glossing over the history of native peoples who inhabited these lands. Billionaires give generously to preserve wilderness, even while access to nature is out of reach for many. How much is access to nature tied to wealth?
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Investing in a Clean and Equitable Recovery
The Biden Administration’s COVID recovery plans promise to prioritize climate and equity alongside economic growth — can those values carry over to a post-pandemic workforce? How will climate resilience be built into America's economic recovery?
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Entrepreneurs Creating an Inclusive Economy
It’s a make or break moment for implementing climate solutions. From big tech to clean energy, what are Joe Biden’s post-covid opportunities for scaling new solutions — and where do inequity and politics continue to set us back?
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Weird Winters
Warmer, shorter winters may sound like a relief, but rising temperatures and dwindling snowpacks are threatening water supplies, ecosystems, and economies that depend on winter. How are outdoor enthusiasts and the multi-billion dollar winter sport industry preparing?
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When Words Aren’t Enough: The Visual Climate Story
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The Political Reality of Climate Action
President Biden has vowed to address the climate crisis head on. But how much can he actually get done? While he faces certain blowback from Republicans in Congress, there are signs that when it comes to conservative thought, the wind may be changing.
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Temperature Check: Science, Texas, and Climate...
After months of dealing with a volatile political climate, it’s easy to overlook the actual climate, and how it’s impacting Americans daily. Is the current chaos due to a failure of policy, a lack of attention to science, or a combination of both?
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John Kerry, Gina McCarthy and Biden’s Climate Team
In this program, we revisit conversations with these and other Climate One guests from the past year that have been named to prominent roles in the Biden-Harris administration.
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Climate Narratives with Jeff Biggers, Elizabeth...
How can climate stories (fiction and otherwise) help us reckon with our changing environment? Do we need a new climate narrative — a road map for reimagining how we understand and take action to solve the climate emergency?
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Killer Combination: Climate, Health and Poverty
While climate disruption, environmental health and the COVID pandemic may seem like three distinct problems, to those in the environmental justice field, they’re all connected. What happens when climate, public health and poverty converge?
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This Moment in Climate with Michael Mann & Leah...
How quickly can the Biden administration turn around a gutted EPA, myriad environmental law rollbacks, and a legacy of climate denial from fossil fuel companies? What are the key tools and actions they can take to address the urgency of the climate crisis?
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Varying Degrees: Climate Change in the American...
A decade ago, polls showed that only around twelve percent of Americans were alarmed about climate change. Today, that percentage has nearly tripled. Americans are more concerned than ever - what’s driving the shift in public perception of climate?
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Fast, Fair and Clean: The New Energy Transition
Hopes and expectations are high for President Biden’s first weeks in office. His recovery plans promise to take on COVID-19, a battered economy, and a rapid clean energy transition in a way that doesn’t leave communities behind. But Navajo Nation, which until recently was home to the largest coal-fired power plant in the U.S., has been left out of economic and energy plans for a long time.“The community that has been the provider is the one that has the most homes that don't have access to electricity,” notes Wahleah Johns, Co-Founder and Director of Native Renewables. Can the incoming administration improve energy access for all Americans while phasing out fossil fuels? Loretta Lynch, Former President, California Public Utilities CommissionWahleah Johns, Co-Founder & Director, Native RenewablesPaula Glover, President, Alliance to Save Energy; former President and CEO, American Association of Blacks in EnergyJeremiah Baumann, Director of Federal Policy, Energy Innovation
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Biden’s Climate Opportunity (Part 2)
Incoming President Biden faces an unimaginable set of challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, a gutted economy and a nation reeling from the recent capital attack. With all this and more on his plate, what of Biden’s climate plans?
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Talk Green, Play Dirty: Corporate America’s Mix...
With more employees holding CEOs accountable, how is the role of the corporation in the climate conversation shifting? Should we be scrutinizing the climate action plans of tech giants like Salesforce over energy companies like Exxon Mobil?
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