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Climate One

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Climate One at The Commonwealth Club is a thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy. It brings together top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean future. Here are some topics recently covered by Climate One:

Building & Land Use:
 According to the famous McKinsey carbon abatement curves, transportation and commercial and residential buildings offer some of the greatest opportunities for lifecycle cost savings and carbon reductions.

Food & Agriculture:
 Agriculture’s sensitivity to dramatic changes in weather puts our food production in grave danger. With Silicon Valley nearby, California's Central Valley provides not only sustainable food and agriculture, but also sustainable innovation.

EVs & Transportation: 
With rising oil prices and President Obama instating a vehicle fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, car companies will need to invest heavily in change to keep up with green demand. What changes are needed for car companies to develop sexy electric vehicles and reach the new CAFÉ standard?

 

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Caption: Jeff Goodell, author
Jeff Goodell’s new book on sea level rise is titled “The Water Will Come.” But according to experts, it’s already here – oceans have risen by six t...

Bought by KWIT and NPR Berlin


  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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Caption: L-R: Ingrid Brostrom, Mystic, Rev. Gerald Durley
While solar panels and electric cars are typically associated with upper-class white folk, the transition to clean energy is also a civil rights is...

Bought by KWIT and NPR Berlin


  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Amy Goodman, Executive Producer and Host, Democracy Now!
As the host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now! Amy Goodman has built a career on covering the grassroots activism and general muckraking that...

Bought by KFCF FM, WLPR, NPR Berlin, and KWIT


  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Greg Dalton, Executive Producer and Host
On the front lines of climate change, the Inuit of the high Arctic - together with scientists, educators and policymakers – are fighting a battle f...

Bought by KUHF, NPR Berlin, and KWIT


  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Rising temperatures are making hard outdoor jobs even harder. It is the kind of heat that will ground airplanes and melt rail lines, and health exp...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Communicating about climate change and convincing the public that something needs to be done about it is a complicated proposition, one that report...

Bought by KCPW, WDET Detroit Public Radio, KWIT, and NPR Berlin


  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, a Republican, and Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown, shown last year, are both cap-and-trade proponents. , Credit: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press
In a rare display of bipartisanship, California governor Jerry Brown and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger sat side by side recently praising t...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Fossil fuels are in favor again in Washington. New opportunities are opening to mine coal and drill for oil despite the fact that the costs for fos...

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  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Golden 1 Center, home of the Sacramento Kings and the first indoor sports arena to earn LEED certification, Credit: Sacramento Bee
Climate One goes on the road to the Green Sports Alliance Summit, to talk with team owners, athletes and others who are working to reduce their maj...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, KWIT, WHYY, and NPR Berlin


  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Dark clouds are seen over Miamis skyline before the arrival of Hurricane Irma, Credit: ABC News
From Katrina and Sandy to Harvey, Irma and José - how is climate change fueling these increasingly destructive hurricanes? Greg Dalton and his gues...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Yvon Chouinard is a legendary climber, surfer and environmentalist. He is also the reluctant entrepreneur who founded Patagonia, Inc., one of the m...

Bought by WRGY, KGNU, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KWIT, KREV-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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“How do you move from a place of simply trying to stop bad things and asking instead how would you make products and services in a sustainable mann...

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  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Who are the people bankrolling our political system? New Yorker writer Jane Mayer takes us behind the scenes and exposes the powerful group of indi...

Bought by KWIT, WLPR, KMUD, KZUM, and NPR Berlin


  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk
Tesla is the most valuable car company in the US, recently surpassing even the auto giant, General Motors. But this high valuation is not due to th...

Bought by KWIT, WAMU, and NPR Berlin


  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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For much of her nearly six-decade-long career, Dr. Jane Goodall has worked to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our planet. The Ja...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Al Gore, former vice president of the United States
Former Vice President Al Gore joins Climate One to talk about his tireless fight, training an army of climate champions and influencing internation...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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Caption: Tom Toles, Editorial Cartoonist, The Washington Post, Credit: Ed Ritger
The scientific consensus is that human activity is cooking the planet. Yet, many people persist in believing that climate change is a hoax. Vilifyi...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WLPR, KWIT, and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Climate Ride co-founder Caeli Quinn and Climate One host Greg Dalton, Credit: Kip Pierson
One of the simplest things that individuals can do to fight climate disruption is as easy as riding a bike. Urban planners and people working on cl...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, KTSW 89.9, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KWIT, KHSU and more


  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director, Energy and Sustainability, UC Davis Graduate School of Management
On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced that he'll start to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Agreement reached by 195 countries, clai...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 6
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Are GMOs the answer to our planet’s food shortage? Or are they jeopardizing our health, crops and climate by creating a destructive cycle of Roundu...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, KWIT, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KUHF, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8