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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: 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 ...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2014
  • Length: 58:56
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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
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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
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Caption: Paul Deiro, Energy Lobbyist, KP Public Affairs, Credit:  Ed Ritger
Fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, has changed the energy landscape across America by making natural gas abundant and cheap. To some it’s a blessin...

Bought by WPSU-FM, KUNM, Nevada Public Radio, and WCQS


  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 58:55
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Caption: Title: Nicholas Stern, Former World Bank Chief Economist; Professor of Economics, London School of Economics, Credit:  Ed Ritger
Today we are talking about our green future – green energy and greenbacks. The news for business is good: When companies use less energy, they save...

Bought by KJZZ and WUIS


  • Added: May 21, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
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Caption:  John Englander, Author; Angela Fritz, Atmospheric Scientist; and Host Greg Dalton, Credit: Ed Ritger
The ocean is absorbing about a quarter of the greenhouse gases we emit from burning fossil fuels. One visible impact is the erosion of coastal pro...

Bought by WPSU-FM, KJZZ, 90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR News Station, and KUT


  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 58:55
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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 WNPR, WPSU-FM, WGBH Radio Boston, and Wyoming Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:55
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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 WPSU-FM, KUNM, WBEZ, and KJZZ


  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 58:56
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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...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:56
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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