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Climate Optimists

Concerned about climate change, but short on time and not sure where to start? We get it. That’s why we created Climate Optimists. Our goal is simple. Provide everyday citizens who are concerned about climate change with opportunities to make a difference. So come along with us on our journey, as we explore the solutions to climate change and how together, we can make them a reality.

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E-bikes - Changing How We Move

Eric Bjorling from Trek Bicycle joins us to explain the rapid growth in e-bikes, their promise as a climate solution and why we should all be riding one.


12 Jul 2022

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A Short - The Criticality of 2030

Experts agree we need to cut emissions 50% by 2030 to avoid a climate tipping point but what’s behind the target and is it achievable? Tune in as we explore the answer.


5 Jul 2022

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What to make of the Green New Deal

It's generated both praise and controversy but what is the Green New Deal actually? What impact has it had? Is it a viable climate solution? We set off to find out.


28 Jun 2022

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The Latest on the EV Revolution

Jamie Dow from Electrek provides an update on the electric vehicle revolution underway, what's needed to accelerate it and his advice to first time EV buyers.


21 Jun 2022

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Energy Storage - No Longer Stuck in the Stone Age

Join us as energy storage expert Jason Burwen educates us on the latest advances in storage and why they're a critical part of breaking our dependance on fossil fuels.


14 Jun 2022

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Why Climate Perceptions Matter

It turns out knowing how others think about climate change is a key part of being able to solve it. Eric Fine from the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication explains.


7 Jun 2022

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Hopeful News from Down Under

We sit down with frequent Climate Optimists co-host Thomas Mills to get his perspective on the recent Australian election and its implications for climate change.


31 May 2022

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Harnessing the Power of Offshore Wind

In the global race to phase out fossil fuels, offshore wind offers huge potential. Join us as Walt Musial from the National Renewable Energy Lab explains.


24 May 2022

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Corn on the cob or fuel in your tank

Boosting corn-based ethanol production might help gas prices, but is it really a benefit to the climate? Tune in as we explore the pros and cons of this gas alternative.


17 May 2022

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Divestment - Kick Fossil Fuels to the Curb

Listen in as Zach Stein from Carbon Collective explains divestment, its importance, and why it makes sense from both an environmental and financial perspective.


10 May 2022

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