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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: Diarmuid O’Connell, Vice President of Business Development, Tesla, Credit: Ed Ritger
We’ll never win the climate change challenge if we don’t change the way we make and drive cars. In the U.S. personal vehicles account for nearly on...

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ann Edminster, Author, Energy Free: Homes for a Small Planet, Credit:  Ed Ritger, Photographer
The path towards a clean energy future entails reducing our carbon footprint. But can we actually shrink that footprint down to nothing? That’s the...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Dec 25, 2015
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: "Subnationals Leading the Way" Forum, Credit: Talia Schmitt
Climate One went on the road to check out the action in and around the UN Climate Summit in Paris. While negotiators from 180 countries drilled dow...

Bought by KFCF FM, WCVE, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Dec 11, 2015
  • Length: 57:53
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Silvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer in Residence
Human activity has touched every corner of the Earth. The Arctic, the Amazon, the bottom of the deep, blue sea. Places you and I will most likely n...

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Nov 25, 2015
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Audience member at a Climate One event, Credit: Ed Ritger
Pope Francis – in his new encyclical, and in his recent talks at both the U.N. and U.S. Congress – says that it is our moral obligation to the poor...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WCPN, Nevada Public Radio, KERA, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2015
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics at University of California, Berkeley, Credit:  Ed Ritger
Today we look at fact and fiction in our approach to the climate challenge. A handful of scientists want to tinker with the sky in a process called...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio, WAMU, KCMJ Community Radio, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Kathryn Sullivan, Administrator, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Credit: Rikki Ward
Our next program is all about water. We love gold. We fight over oil. But we can not live without water. And as snowpacks melt and aquifers drop, w...

Bought by WAMU, KCMJ Community Radio, KMUD, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 25, 2015
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Anne Simpson, Director of Global Governance, CalPERS, Credit: Rikki Ward
Fossil fuels are at the core of the climate challenge. Even Saudi Arabia’s oil minister has said the fossil fuel merry-go-round will wind down one ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KCMJ Community Radio, and KMUD


  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Henry Paulson,  Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Credit: Ed Ritger
Climate change is impacting much more than the environment. It’s also slowly changing the political landscape – in Washington and beyond. What’s th...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, KCPW, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KMUD, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 24, 2015
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Julian Castro U.S. Secretary of HUD with audience member, Credit: Riki Ward
Despite soggy prices the outlook for American oil and gas is still promising. Cycles of boom and bust have always been part of the energy industry,...

Bought by KUT and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: May 25, 2015
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Angus Gillespie, VP for CO2, Shell Oil Company, Credit:  Rikki Ward
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...

Bought by WYSO


  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jonathan Foley, Executive Director, California Academy of Sciences, Credit: Rikki Ward
Unpredictable weather has always been the farmer’s Achilles heel. And the weather is getting wilder, stressing water supplies and changing where cr...

Bought by KUNM, KCMJ Community Radio, and KMUD


  • Added: Mar 25, 2015
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Debbie Davis, Office of Planning and Research, State of California , Credit: Ed Ritger
Climate disruption is changing weather around the world. Parts of America are seeing fierce droughts and then punishing storms and flooding. Scient...

Bought by KJZZ, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and KUT


  • Added: Feb 22, 2015
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy, Credit: Ellen Cohan
In our next program we tackle the facts and fantasies of clean energy. Using satellites in space to peer into the ocean deep; untangling the knot o...

Bought by WAMU


  • Added: Jan 24, 2015
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dan Matross, Trade Commissioner on Science and Sustainable Technologies, Consulate General of Canada, Credit: Rikki Ward
Wild weather is impacting Main Street. It’s also trickling onto Wall Street. The nasty polar vortex of 2014 compelled Wal-Mart and other retailers ...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: Deepak Chopra, M.D., Author, The Soul of Leadership, Credit:  Ed Ritger
Talks about protecting the climate are peppered with Megawatts and BTU’s; parts per million and fugitive methane; wind velocity and crop yields. Al...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, and KCPW


  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: David Crane, CEO of NRG Energy, Credit: Rikki Ward
Today’s Climate One program looks at innovative policies and products that could power a new era of clean and affordable energy. Is it possible to ...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Oct 26, 2014
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director, Energy and Sustainability, Credit: Rikki Ward
The global energy economy is undergoing tectonic shifts. America is poised to be an oil exporter - something unthinkable a decade ago - and severe ...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and WUIS


  • Added: Sep 23, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Audience members at Climate One, Credit: Ed Ritger,
The Red/Blue divide in American politics is really a rainbow of perspectives. And they are colored by who you are, where you live and what you beli...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: Michael Froman, U.S. Trade Representative, Credit: Rikki Ward
What we grow, eat and trade all impact the climate. As temperatures and global population rise, we’ll need to find new ways to feed a hot and crowd...

Bought by KUNM and 90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR News Station


  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 2