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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: 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 NPR Berlin


  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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...

Bought by KSFR, KWIT, KCPW, and NPR Berlin


  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

Bought by NPR Berlin


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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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
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

Bought by KUHF, KWIT, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCQS, and NPR Berlin


  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
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...

Bought by KAAD-LP, KSFR, WCAI / WNAN, RadioFreePalmer, KCBX and more


  • Added: Aug 02, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 13
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...

Bought by KWIT, KHSU, KWMR, NPR Berlin, and KVNF


  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 5
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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
Caption: Corina McWilliams, Co-director, Earth Guardians 350 Club, South Eugene High School
As Buffalo Springfield sang in 1967, “There’s something happening here…” But today’s youth revolution is happening far beyond the Sunset Strip. The...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, KWIT, KUHF, KWMR, and NPR Berlin


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Barton "Buzz" Thompson, Director, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, Credit: Ed Ritger
Over the past few years, many parts of the country have experienced wetter wets and drier drys. California has seen five years of severe drought – ...

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, KWIT, KHSU, RadioFreePalmer, KCPW and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Artist/activist L. Frank Manriquez
On June 1, oil began flowing through the Dakota Access Pipeline. But demonstrations at the Standing Rock reservation in 2016 made national headline...

Bought by KWIT, KCPW, KZYX, KWMR, and NPR Berlin


  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Bruce Gibney, Author, A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed
Do the baby boomers owe millennials a clean planet? Or is it every generation for itself? Consumption-crazed baby boomers are leaving their younger...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, KWIT, KZYX, KWMR, and NPR Berlin


  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Diane Doucette and Carl Pope
Cities around the country are reshaping their economies for a greener future. Mayors and chambers of commerce are promoting smart growth and moving...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, KTSW 89.9, KWIT, KZYX, KUNM and more


  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Liz Taylor, President, DOER Marine
The seas generate much of the oxygen we breathe and drive much of our weather. But most people know very little about the ocean below the surface ...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Stephanie Smith. COO, Greencastle LLC
When Californians think of Texas, images of JR Ewing and pump jacks quickly come to mind. But the Lone Star State is greener than you think – it le...

  • Added: May 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:56
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The campaign to pressure retail companies to distance themselves from Trump brands claimed victory when Nordstrom’s dropped Ivanka Trump’s brand an...

  • Added: May 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00