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Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, he provides an essential resource to change-makers ready to address climate change and make a difference.

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Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, he provides an essential resource to change-makers ready to address climate change and make a difference.

    REWIND: Billionaire Wilderness

    REWIND: Billionaire Wilderness

    For many of us, the story of the American wilderness begins when Europeans arrived on these shores and began conquering it. The wide open spaces of the American West loom large in our country’s mythology. But what often gets written out is the history and culture of those native societies who were here to begin with - and whose relationship to this land is very different. And while one-percenters have contributed generously to preserve and protect the pristine wilderness they love, the people who work for them are often struggling, working two or three jobs. How are public and private land interests competing in the American West? Can conservation and recreation coalesce in a way that is inclusive of all communities?
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    Investing in a Clean and Equitable Recovery

    Investing in a Clean and Equitable Recovery

    Speakers:
    Julian Brave NoiseCat, Vice President of Policy and Strategy, Data for Progress 
    Julie Pullen, Director of Product, Jupiter Intelligence 
    Alicia Seiger, Managing Director, Sustainable Finance Initiative, Precourt Institute for Energy, Stanford University
    The COVID-19 shutdown has hit women and minorities hardest: four times as many women as men dropped out of the workforce in September 2020, with Latina and Black women seeing the highest levels of unemployment.
    The Biden Administration’s COVID recovery plans promise to prioritize climate and equity alongside economic growth—can those values carry over to a post-pandemic workforce that doesn’t leave anyone behind? “The solutions to climate expand far beyond simple carbon math,” says Alicia Seiger of Stanford University. How will climate resilience be built into America's economic recovery?
    Related Links:
    The American Rescue Plan
    Data for Progress
    Jupiter Intelligence
    Precourt Institute for Energy
    The All We Can Save Project
    Waterfront Alliance
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    • 53 min
    Entrepreneurs Creating an Inclusive Economy

    Entrepreneurs Creating an Inclusive Economy

    Guests:
    Sandra Kwak, CEO and Founder, 10Power
    Donnel Baird, CEO, BlocPower
    Andreas Karelas, Author, Climate Courage: How Tackling Climate Change Can Build Community, Transform the Economy, and Bridge the Political Divide in America 
    Summary: As the spring of 2021 arrives, it would be hard to design a more challenging — or more promising — moment for implementing climate solutions. Americans are reeling from an economic shutdown that’s pushed many out of the workforce, and widened the gap between the wealthy and the poor. In this brave new post-Covid world, can President Biden step up where Obama couldn’t? 
    “I'm delighted about what I'm seeing from the Biden-Harris team,” notes Donnel Baird, CEO of BlocPower. “Climate justice and racial equality are wedded together alongside employment, alongside public health and working our way out of these kinds of four simultaneous crises we’re dealing with.” From big tech to clean energy, what are the opportunities for scaling new solutions — and where do inequity and politics continue to set us back?
    Related links:
    10Power
    BlocPower
    Climate Courage
    Re-volv
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    Weird Winters

    Weird Winters

    Warmer, shorter winters may sound like an impact of climate change that would inspire more joy than despair. But rising temperatures and decreasing snowpack won’t just transform water supplies and species ranges. It will also disrupt a multi-billion dollar winter sport industry, including the jobs and local economies associated with them. 
    “If we're not able to ski or snowboard anymore,” says Mario Molina, CEO of Protect Our Winters, “the least of our concerns will be the activities that we participate in.” So how are winter sports enthusiasts and others preparing to weather the storm?
    Speakers:
    Elizabeth Burakowski, Assistant Professor, Earth Systems Research Center, University of New Hampshire
    Kit DesLauriers, National Geographic Explorer; Skimountaineer 
    Geraldine Link, Director of Public Policy, National Ski Areas Association 
    Mario Molina, CEO, Protect our Winters
    Related Links:
    Protect Our Winters
    Higher Love: Climbing and Skiing the Seven Summits
    National Ski Areas Association

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    When Words Aren’t Enough: The Visual Climate Story

    When Words Aren’t Enough: The Visual Climate Story

    Guests:
    Céline Cousteau, Explorer and Filmmaker
    Davis Guggenheim, Director, An Inconvenient Truth; Founder, Concordia Studio 
    Cristina Mittermeier, National Geographic Photographer; Co-Founder, SeaLegacy
    While IPCC risk assessments and emission projections can help us understand climate change, they don’t exactly inspire the imagination or provoke a personal response to the crisis. But a growing league of storytellers is using photographs, films and the human experience to breathe life into the cerebral science of climate change and conservation. “It's not the blockbuster, big-splash film,” says explorer and filmmaker Céline Cousteau, “It's truth, it’s intimacy, and some of it is ugly and some of it is beautiful.” So how far can images and sound go to inspire a global climate response?
    Related Links:
    He Named Me Malala
    My Octopus Teacher
    SeaLegacy
    Tribes on the Edge
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    • 53 min
    The Political Reality of Climate Action

    The Political Reality of Climate Action

    True to his campaign promise, President Biden dove right into the climate crisis on Day One, signing a stack of executive orders that signaled his determination. But how effective are they? 
    “Executive orders, I think, are often very splashy when they're introduced, and they get a lot of attention,” notes Axios reporter Ben Gemen. “I think the better way to look at an executive order is sort of firing a starting gun for an extraordinarily long race.” But while he faces certain blowback from Republicans in Congress, there are signs that when it comes to conservative thought, the wind may be changing.
    What can the Biden Administration accomplish using existing authority? How much will conservatives and businesses step in and step up on climate?
    Guests:
    Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL), Chair of House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
    Rich Powell, Executive Director, ClearPath
    Ben Geman, Energy Reporter, Axios
    Related Links:
    House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
    ClearPath
    The Energy Act of 2020 is a step in the right direction (EESI)
    Biden administration sharpens focus on climate risks to financial system (Axios)

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