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Climate One's California Weekly

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Energy, Economy and Environment. To understand any of them, you have to understand them all. Climate Ones host Greg Dalton explores the intersection of these three issues with industry leaders, government officials and citizen activists in a public conversation held at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club. Each week we offer one of these discussions in a full hour-long show.

Here are some recent topics from Climate One's California Weekly:

Speaking Youth to Power: Some young people are getting anxious about their inheritance. In this hour, we will talk with students about creative initiatives they are involved with to advance the transition to a cleaner economy.

Game Change: Republicans and Democrats in Washington D.C. agree America needs energy to run its economy but they have different views on the best mix of green and brown fuel. In this hour, two national strategists talk about energy and economics in the age of partisan gridlock.

Green Myths Busted: Advertisers are bombarding us these days with messages extolling a cleaner and greener life. But it can be very hard for the most discerning consumers to know which choices - say eating local food or a getting a programmable thermostat - have a bigger impact on their carbon footprint. Hide full description

Here are some recent topics from Climate One's California Weekly: Speaking Youth to Power: Some young people are getting anxious about their inheritance. In this hour, we will talk with students about creative initiatives they are involved with to advance the transition to a cleaner economy.Game Change: Republicans and Democrats in Washington D.C. agree America needs energy to run its economy but they have different views on the best mix of green and brown fuel. In this hour, two national strategists talk about energy and economics in the age of partisan gridlock.Green Myths Busted: Advertisers are bombarding us these days with messages extolling a cleaner and greener life. But it can be very hard for the most discerning consumers to know which choices - say eating local food or a... Show full description


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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
Caption: Debbie Dooley, President, Conservatives for Energy Freedom, Co-founder, Tea Party Movement
Can the far right and far left come together on clean energy despite the polarization in Washington DC? While Democrats and Republicans may have di...

  • Added: May 02, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Amory Lovins, Co-Founder, Rocky Mountain Institute
Will the rapid arrival of robotic cars lead to the blissful end of traffic? Or will autonomous cars merely put drivers out of work and clog our str...

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  • Added: May 08, 2017
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Caption: Author Jane Mayer
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...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Dr. Jane Goodall
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: Apr 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: James Coleman, Fellow, Alliance for Climate Education, Credit: Ed Ritger
As Buffalo Springfield sang in 1967, “There’s something happening here…” But today’s youth revolution is happening far beyond the Sunset Strip. The...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics, UC Berkeley, Credit: Ed Ritger
An information war is raging in our country, in both mainstream news and on social media. The news media has been struggling with how to handle the...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Fran Spivy-Weber, Vice Chair, CA State Water Resources Control Board
The story of the American West is deeply rooted in the Colorado River, which delivers fresh water to seven thirsty states before crossing the borde...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Helene York, Simran Sethi
Getting people to connect the dots between food and the environment may be one way to engage them in the climate change fight, suggests author and ...

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2017
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Caption: Holmes Hummel, Founder, Clean Energy Works, Credit: Ed Ritger
With stock market values at near-record highs, how is the clean tech sector doing? What technologies are most promising for making money and getti...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bob Inglis, Former Republican U.S. Representative, South Carolina, Credit: Ed Ritger
Much has been made of the partisan divide when it comes to climate change. But are there Republicans out there who accept the science and believe ...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: The Stephen Schneider Award, Credit: Ed Ritger
Science historian Naomi Oreskes, author of “Merchants of Doubt,” has had her share of hate mail from climate deniers. But she insists that “we can'...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: David R. Baker, Energy Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
As we look back at 2016, the biggest news story of the year is arguably the presidential election, from the candidates’ “faux pas of the week” to t...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Tony Thurmond, Assemblyman (D-15)
What’s the future for California with a Donald Trump White House? The country's biggest and bluest state is at odds with the emerging administrati...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
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With President-elect Donald J. Trump promising to dump the Paris climate accord, there is apprehension that he might also shoot down a historic and...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
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Caption: Yvon Chouinard, founder, Patagonia
Yvon Chouinard is a legendary climber, surfer and environmentalist. He is also the reluctant entrepreneur who founded Patagonia, Inc., one of the m...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Terry Tamminen, Greg Dalton, Bill McKibben with young audience members
With all of the issues swirling around this year’s presidential race, climate change seems to have taken a back seat in the general election. The ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: California State Senate President Pro-Tem Kevin de Leon
Partisan gridlock has kept climate change issues moving at a glacial pace in congress, and the Republican candidate for president has threatened to...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Peter Calthorpe, Jonathan F.P. Rose
As the world’s population increasingly concentrates in cities, what is the future of urban life? Taking a look back at ancient civilizations and a ...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:00