Climate One's National Magazine

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Climate One, presented in association with KQED-FM, is a thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy. Each month, we present 3 conversations (on the NPR clock) recorded with top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean energy future.

Here are some of the topics recently covered on Climate One's National Magazine:

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? Hide full description

Here are some of the topics recently covered on Climate One's National Magazine: 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... Show full description


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Caption: U.S. Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, Credit: Rikki Ward
While scientists have growing certainty that burning fossil fuels is driving severe weather, acceptance by the American public of that science waxe...

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston and Wyoming Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jeremy Jones, Founder and CEO, Protect our Winters; Professional Snowboarder, Credit:  Ed Ritger
Today we explore how mountains and forests are being impacted by climate change and, in turn, affecting our health. An economist and a doctor conne...

Bought by KUNM, WBEZ, and KJZZ


  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Sally Jewell, U.S. Secretary of Interior, Credit: Ed Ritger
It’s been over 40 years since the 1973 oil crisis, when OPEC embargoed exports and American drivers faced long lines at the pump. Today, climate di...

Bought by KUNM


  • Added: Jan 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kristine Tompkins, Founder and President, Conservacion Patagonica with Climate One guests, Credit: Ed Ritger
All eyes are on the Federal debt these days. But who is counting the environmental debt? Natural systems provide all sorts of economic benefits su...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio and Oregon Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Dec 25, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Reverend Sally Bingham, founder of Interfaith Power and Light, and  Rabbi Yonatan Neril, founder of the Interfaith Center for Sustainable Development., Credit: Ed Ritger
What can individuals can do at the mall or in church to clean up the climate? Many consumers wonder if tossing eco-friendly items into the shopping...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio and Oregon Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Nov 24, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kai is the youngest ever audience member to ask a question at Climate One., Credit: Ed Ritger, Photographer
As global carbon emissions continue to rise, some young people are getting anxious about their inheritance. In this hour, we will talk with student...

Bought by WCBE, KCPW, and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 25, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Kassie Siegel, Director of the Climate Law Institute, Credit: Ed Ritger, Photographer
Today we drill into the fracking bonanza across America. Hydraulic fracturing - or fracking - is unleashing a torrent of cheap natural gas and oil ...

Bought by KZYX, Maine Public Broadcasting Network, KMXT, and KCPW


  • Added: Sep 24, 2013
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Christiana Figueres, Executive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change with Host Greg Dalton and audience, Credit: Ed Ritger, Photographer
Today we are looking at the impacts of climate disruption at home and abroad. Forest fires, floods, droughts and other extreme weather events are h...

Bought by Maine Public Broadcasting Network and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Marvin Odum, President of Shell Oil Co with Host Greg Dalton, Credit: Rikki Ward, Photographer
Oil has powered the global economy for more than a century and helped lift generations out of poverty. But burning it is putting our future at ri...

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston and KUT


  • Added: Jul 24, 2013
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ellen Lou, Director of Urban Design and Planning, Skidmore, Owings & Merill LLP, Credit: Rikki Ward
Tough economic times and increasing awareness about resource constraints are causing some entrepreneurs to rethink one of the basic tenets of capit...

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston


  • Added: Jun 24, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Edward Humes, author of Force of Nature with host Greg Dalton, Credit: Sonya Abrams
The number of products claiming to be eco friendly has soared in the last several years. But many consumers are confused about what products really...

Bought by 90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR News Station


  • Added: May 24, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Bohn, CEO of Renewable Energy Trust, Credit: Rikki Ward
The sun provides less than one percent of American electricity. But there is a solar surge underway and the number of installations grew 75 percent...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org and  John Hofmeister, former President, Shell Oil, Credit: Sonya Abrams
Environmentalists and oil executives don’t often sit down to talk to each other. In this program we will have two candid conversations with promine...

Bought by KCPW, KWGS, and KAZU


  • Added: Mar 25, 2013
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dr. James Hansen,  NASA Scientist, Credit: Ed Ritger
Today we are discussing the science behind the national debate on climate disruption. In this hour we will hear from four scientists about current ...

Bought by KREV-LP


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: David Friedman  Deputy director, Union of Concerned Scientists, Credit: Ed Ritger, Photographer
Today we are checking out low carbon lifestyles. In this hour we’ll tackle green myths and discuss what choices are good for your wallet and the pl...

Bought by KUOW, KWIT, 90.5 WSNC, WBEZ, KREV-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Richard Lester,  Director, MIT Industrial Performance Center and audience members, Credit: Rikki Ward, Photographer
Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley and elsewhere are working on better ways of powering the American economy. Some are developing new solar and wind t...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio and KJZZ


  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Host Greg Dalton, Credit: Rikki Ward, Photographer
Today we look at the global economy and the fuels that run it. After a hundred years of growth propelled by subsidized fossil fuels and cheap credi...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Nov 23, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1