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Climate One

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Rank #17 in Natural Sciences category

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Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, he provides an essential resource to change-makers looking to make a difference.

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Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, he provides an essential resource to change-makers looking to make a difference.

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Existential Dread Aloe

By License2gill - Sep 26 2019
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These our important conversations that need to be had if we’re going to save our planet.

Glitch - The podcasts aren’t playing for some reason

By xainabkahn - Aug 27 2018
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Great people and content :)

iTunes Ratings

148 Ratings
Average Ratings
126
9
4
3
6

Existential Dread Aloe

By License2gill - Sep 26 2019
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These our important conversations that need to be had if we’re going to save our planet.

Glitch - The podcasts aren’t playing for some reason

By xainabkahn - Aug 27 2018
Read more
Great people and content :)
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Climate One

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Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, he provides an essential resource to change-makers looking to make a difference.

Rank #1: Jonathan Safran Foer: We Are the Weather

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Is clinging to habits and cravings destroying our future? An outspoken critic of factory farming and animal-centric diets, Jonathan Safran Foer writes that stopping climate change begins with a close look at what we eat — and don’t eat — at home for breakfast. At the office, industry leaders like Google are taking steps toward veggie-forward diets by reducing meat, rather than cutting it out entirely.

But when it comes to global food habits, are societies up for changing norms — individually and collectively — at a scale ambitious enough to meet the challenge?

Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode.

Guests:
Jonathan Safran Foer, Author, "We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast"
Helene York, Chief Procurement Officer, Guckenheimer Enterprises; Faculty Member, Food Business School, Culinary Institute of America

This program was recorded at the Commonwealth Club of California on September 24, 2019.

Related links:
We Are the Weather – Jonathan Safran Foer
Guckenheimer’s Culinary Philosophy
Marin Carbon Project – Carbon Farms

Oct 08 2019

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Rank #2: Yvon Chouinard: Founding Patagonia and Living Simply

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The explorer, climber, surfer and founder of sporting goods company Patagonia, Inc., has spent a lifetime welcoming adventure – and risk - of all kinds.

Yvon Chouinard, Founder and Owner, Patagonia

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on October 27, 2016

Nov 25 2016

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Rank #3: Coal Wars

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Coal provides cheap energy and economic prosperity – along with greenhouse gases and lung disease. Can we wean ourselves, and our planet, off coal for good?

Richard Martin, Author, Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet (Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2015)
Bruce Nilles, Senior Director, Beyond Coal Campaign, Sierra Club
Frank Wolak, Director, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University
Brian Yu, Senior Analyst, Citi Research

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 22, 2015.

May 15 2015

59mins

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Rank #4: Yvon Chouinard

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The explorer, climber, surfer and founder of sporting goods company Patagonia, Inc., has spent a lifetime welcoming adventure – and risk - of all kinds.

Yvon Chouinard, Founder and Owner, Patagonia

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on October 27, 2016
front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club on July 27, 2017.

Sep 08 2017

59mins

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Rank #5: Keystone and Beyond (10/30/14)

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By land, by sea or via the Keystone Pipeline, Canadian oil is coming to satisfy our energy thirst. But is our need for fossil fuel a foregone conclusion?

David Baker, Energy Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
John Cushman, Author, Keystone and Beyond: Tar Sands and the National Interest in the Era of Climate Change (Inside Climate News, 2014); former New York Times reporter
Dan Matross, Trade Commissioner on Science and Sustainable Technologies at the Consulate General of Canada

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on October 30, 2014.

Nov 21 2014

59mins

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Rank #6: How We Roll

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Ride-sharing, biking, bussing – when it comes to getting around, there’s a growing menu of ala carte wheels to choose from. Can we curb our cars for good?

Tom Nolan, Chairman of the Board, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Jeff Hobson, Acting Executive Director, TransForm
Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez, Staff Reporter, San Francisco Examiner
Padden Murphy, Head of Public Policy & Business Development, Getaround
Chakib Ayadi, Executive Board Member, San Francisco Taxi Workers Alliance
Ozzie Arce, driver for Lyft

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on June 22, 2015.

Jan 29 2016

59mins

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Rank #7: Stormy Science, Rocky Investments (06/03/14)

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Climate change is risky business – but how risky is it for business? With temperatures predicted to rise anywhere from one to four degrees this century, droughts, floods and extreme weather present risks that will impact American families, businesses and habitats.
Rebecca Shaw of the Environmental Defense Fund sees a global attitude shift towards adaptation. One example is the wine industry. “As climate shifts, there will be some places where wine grapes are grown today that won't be suitable in the future,” she says. A move north may be imminent, and some growers are already doing that. But as competition for resources heats up between agribusiness, communities and wildlife, sacrifices may be in order. “We're really going to have to think about what we're going to grow here,” cautions Shaw. “Some crops are going to be less viable because water will be more scarce in the future.”

Later in the program, financial industry experts discuss shifts on Wall Street wrought by climate change. As Lisa Goldberg of Aperio notes, climate change awareness is nothing new. “But in terms of its impact on economic markets, I think that it's just really now coming to the consciousness of mainstream investors.”

Recent high-profile divestments have put large-cap fossil fuel companies under Wall Street’s microscope. But is shareholder pressure an effective tool for change? “Just having that conversation publicly is a huge step,” says shareholder advocate Andrew Behar. “I think it’s a real milestone.”

Guests - Part I:
Stephen Bennett, Senior Vice President, Verisk Climate
Noah Diffenbaugh, Associate Professor, School of Earth Sciences, Stanford University
Rebecca Shaw, Associate Vice President and Lead Scientist, Environmental Defense Fund

Guests - Part II:
Andrew Behar, CEO, As You Sow
Lisa Goldberg, Director of Research, Aperio Group; former Director of Research, MSCI
Josh Schein, Senior Portfolio Manager, Morgan Stanley

Jun 20 2014

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Rank #8: Tom Steyer & Andy Karsner: Making Good on the Promise of Paris

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The Paris climate agreement was signed by 196 countries and endorsed by corporate America. But will political rancor sink the ship of progress?

Andy Karsner, Managing Partner, Emerson Collective
Tom Steyer, Business Leader, Philanthropist and Clean Energy Advocate

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on June 2, 2016.

Sep 23 2016

59mins

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Rank #9: C1 Revue: Climate on our Minds

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The way we think influences what we think about wild weather. The human brain shapes how we see the risks of fossil fueled storms and the opportunities of clean energy. Our next program looks at the stories we tell ourselves – and each other. And how these stories can protect the climate and the economy.

Dec 12 2014

59mins

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Rank #10: Aquatech (03/11/14) (Rebroadcast)

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From Egyptian irrigation systems to Roman aqueducts to the dikes and canals of The Netherlands, the world’s civilizations have long found innovative ways to harness and conserve their water supply. But with California entering the third year of an historic drought, what 21st century technologies are on the horizon to help us deal with an ever-shrinking pool of water? Peter Yolles is the CEO of Watersmart Software, which takes a grass-roots approach to the issue by educating residential and commercial customers on how to save water. For most residential customers, says Yolles, saving water is part of the social compact. “Research tells us that only 1 out of 10 people will change their behavior to save money.” Yolles says. “Only 1 out of 10 people will change their behavior to save the environment. But 8 out of 10 will do so because of what's happening around them.” Comparing water usage within a community, he says, is the first step. “That really motivates people to say, "Gosh, I'm using a lot more than my neighbors. What can I do to save water?" Tamin Pechet is the Chairman of Imagine H20, which seeks out and funds start-ups in the water industry. He says the need for new ideas is greater than ever. “Over the past couple of decades, the pressures on our water system have increased,” says Pechet. “When we face an acute event, like a drought or…a heavy series of rains that causes more water to enter into our storm and sewer systems, we don't have the same level of excess capacity to deal with that as we used to. We essentially need a new wave of innovation to address those problems.”

And a new wave of entrepeneurs and innovators are out there, exploring solutions from desalination to wastewater treatment to mining satellite data. Despite dire predictions for California’s reservoirs and rivers, Pechet says the future of water technology is promising. “There's a lot of really cool stuff out there,” he told the Commonwealth Club audience. “The history of water in civilization is one of innovation. And so just about anything that you dream up…is something that someone could innovate and come up with. If you look hard enough, you can find a company doing it.”

Steven Hartmeier, CEO, mOasis
Tamin Pechet, CEO, Banyan Water, Chairman, Imagine H2O
Peter Yolles, CEO, WaterSmart Software

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at The Commonwealth Club of California on March 11, 2014

Jul 25 2014

59mins

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Rank #11: Greening Asia

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As the Asian economy booms, its people have paid the price in polluted air and water. Can business and government solve Asia’s environmental problems?

Mark Clifford, Author, The Greening of Asia: The Business Case for Solving Asia's Environmental Emergency (Columbia University Press, 2015)
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director, Center on U.S.-China Relations, Asia Society in New York
Stella Li, Senior Vice President, BYD Company Ltd.

Aug 07 2015

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Rank #12: C1 Revue: Fuel Forward

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Low gas prices are pumping up sales of SUVs and trucks. And since transportation accounts for almost a third of America’s greenhouse gasses, that’s bad news for the climate. But America is awash in big ideas for how to create a healthy economy and healthy communities. One idea is to put a price on carbon. Everyone from oil companies to environmentalists are talking about what might happen if consumers paid the real price for coal and gasoline. Some think it just might boost the economy while also trimming carbon pollution.

Apr 27 2015

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Rank #13: Remaking the Planet

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Geoengineering may sound like science fiction, but there are many who believe we can — and should — be taking drastic measures to cool our planet down.

Oliver Morton, Briefings Editor, The Economist; Author, The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World (Princeton University Press, 2015)
Kim Stanley Robinson, Author, 2312 (Orbit, 2012)
Ken Caldeira, Climate Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on January 28, 2016.

Mar 10 2017

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Rank #14: Handling Your Feelings About Climate Change

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If climate change makes you feel anxious, depressed or powerless, psychologists say you’re not alone. Can talking it out help drive change?

Joshua Freedman, CEO, Six Seconds; Author, Inside Change: Transforming Your Organization with Emotional Intelligence (Six Seconds, 2010)
Renee Lertzman, Climate Engagement Strategist
Joan Blades, Co-founder, LivingRoomConversations.org

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on January 27, 2016.

Feb 18 2016

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Rank #15: Earning Green

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We will discuss the hot prospects for building a climate-conscious career. New jobs and avenues for advancement are being created as companies strive to grow cleaner and governments figure out what a disrupted climate means for water, food, transit and housing systems. The young Americans entering the workforce today will create the cool new products, technologies and cities that will grow our economy and stabilize the climate. What are the best career paths for people who want to take advantage of that huge opportunity? What sectors are most promising? Will doing good entail making less? A conversation about building a thriving career based on reducing carbon while increasing social and economic value.

Leonard Adler, CEO, Green Jobs Network
Charlotte MacAusland, Commercial Channel Partner Manager, SolarCity
Lyrica McTiernan, Sustainability Manager, Facebook
Keely Wachs, Director of Communications, Clif Bar
Katherine Walsh, Director, Student Environmental Resource Center, UC Berkeley

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 23, 2016

Sep 09 2016

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Rank #16: Oil on Rails (10/03/14)

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Crude oil is riding the rails to East Bay refineries at an increasing rate. How can local communities safeguard themselves against potential disaster?

Speakers
John Avalos, Member, Bay Area Air Quality Management District and San Francisco Board of Supervisors
Jess Dervin-Ackerman, Conservation Program Coordinator, Sierra Club San Francisco Bay Chapter
Molly Samuel, Reporter, KQED Science
Tupper Hull, Vice President, Strategic Communications Western States Petroleum Association
Greg Dalton, Host and Founder, Climate One – Moderator

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on October 3, 2014.

Oct 24 2014

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Rank #17: Net Zero Living

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Conservation begins at home – literally. Designing and operating a home that generates as much power as it uses is rapidly becoming a reality. Meanwhile, cities around the country have made zero waste a goal for their landfills. Can it be done? What steps can we take to reduce the trash on our collective backs? And what is it really like to live trash-free?

Diana Dehm, Founder, Trash on Your Back
Kevin Drew, Zero Waste Coordinator, San Francisco Department of the Environment
Lauren Hennessy, Sustainability Outreach Manager, Stanford University
Samuel McMullen, Co-Founder, Live Zero Waste
Ann Edminster, Author, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet
Daniel Simons, Principal, David Baker Architects
Sven Thesen, Owner, Net Zero Home

This program was recorded at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, CA.

Jan 05 2018

59mins

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Rank #18: Cheap Gasoline

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Gas prices are plunging, and Americans can get back on the road again. What are the economic, geopolitical and environmental consequences of cheap oil?

Jason Bordoff, Founding Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; Former Special Advisor to President Obama, National Security Council Staff
Kate Gordon, Senior VP and Director, Energy & Climate Program, Next Generation
Bill Reilly, Former Board Member, ConocoPhillips; Senior Advisor, TPG Capital

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on February 27, 2015.

Mar 13 2015

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Rank #19: Powering Innovation (09/28/14) (Rebroadcast)

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Companies big and small are conjuring up new technologies, production methods and delivery systems to capitalize on the trend towards a green economy.

Greg Dalton, Founder and Host, Climate One
David Crane, CEO, NRG Energy, Inc.
Katie Fehrenbacher, Reporter, GigaOm.com
Adam Lowry, Co-Founder and Chief Greenskeeper, Method Products PBC
Arun Majumdar, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University; former Vice President for Energy, Google

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on September 15, 2014.

Dec 19 2014

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Rank #20: C1 Revue: Hank Paulson and Gina McCarthy

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Climate change is impacting much more than the environment. It’s also slowly changing the political landscape – in Washington and beyond. What’s the best way to move our economy towards a renewable future? More environmental regulation or less? More financial oversight or freer markets? And with mega economies like China and India creating ever-increasing carbon pollution, how do we bring our international friends – and foes – along with us?

Jun 24 2015

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