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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.

    Biden’s Climate Opportunity (Part 2)

    Biden’s Climate Opportunity (Part 2)

    Incoming President Biden faces an unimaginable set of challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, a gutted economy and a nation reeling from the recent capital attack. With all of that and more on his plate, what of Biden’s plans to fight climate change?

    “This President-elect has shown that he is absolutely committed to addressing the issue of climate,” says former EPA Administrator Christine Todd Whitman. “Because it affects everything.”
    Advancing a bipartisan climate agenda will be a hard sell. But in his nearly four decades in the Senate, Biden has made friends and earned respect from his Republican peers.

    “That isn’t gonna fix everything, of course not,” admits former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. But if you start with that...there are enough Republicans in the Senate who will respond to that.”

    Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode.

    Guests:
    Christine Todd Whitman, former Governor of New Jersey, former EPA Administrator
    Chuck Hagel, former U.S. Secretary of Defense; former Republican Senator from Nebraska
    John Podesta, Founder, Center for American Progress; former Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman

    • 51 min
    Talk Green, Play Dirty: Corporate America’s Mixed Record

    Talk Green, Play Dirty: Corporate America’s Mixed Record

    Questioning science, funding vocal climate denial groups, and encouraging the focus on personal carbon footprints are corporate America’s preferred tools for shifting the responsibility for action on climate from industry to the individual.

    “Companies that are very much pro-climate action, that are acting in their own operations, are mostly silent on public policy,” says Bill Weihl, former Sustainability Director at Facebook. But with more workers holding their employers accountable and the start of a departure from shareholder-first capitalism, is the role of the corporation shifting?

    Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode.

    Guests (in order of appearance):
    Mike Toffel, Senator John Heinz Professor of Environmental Management, Harvard Business School; Founder, Climate Rising Podcast
    Emily Atkin, Climate Journalist, Heated Newsletter & Podcast
    Bill Weihl, Founder and Executive Director, ClimateVoice; Former Sustainability Director, Facebook
    Barbara Freese, Author, Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change

    • 51 min
    REWIND: Erin Brockovich / Inconspicuous Consumption

    REWIND: Erin Brockovich / Inconspicuous Consumption

    Twenty years ago, Julia Roberts won an Oscar for her portrayal of maverick environmental activist Erin Brockovich in the film of the same name. These days, in addition to her work on water safety and toxins in communities, Brockovich has taken on the climate emergency. In her mind, the connection is fundamental. “Climate change is about too much water, not enough water, no water, drought, flooding,” Brockovich says, adding, “It’s becoming real because it's tangible, it's touchable. You're running from it, you’re breathing it. You're swimming in it. You could be drowning in it. I just think it's here.”

    Also, New York Times reporter Tatiana Schlossberg on how everyday choices – like deciding what to eat, wear or binge-watch – may impact the planet more than you think. And two experts on sustainable apparel uncover the hidden carbon footprint stuffed in our drawers, closets and gym bags.

    Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode.

    Guests:
    Erin Brockovich, Author, Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It (Pantheon, 2020)
    Tatiana Schlossberg, Author, Inconspicuous Consumption: The Environmental Impact You Don't Know You Have (Grand Central Publishing, 2019)
    Rebecca Burgess, Founder and Director, Fibershed
    Amina Razvi, Executive Director, Sustainable Apparel Coalition

    • 51 min
    REWIND: Reimagining Capitalism / Fossil Fuels in Your Portfolio

    REWIND: Reimagining Capitalism / Fossil Fuels in Your Portfolio

    Maintaining a consumption-driven economy while keeping emissions down seems more and more like a pipe dream -- is it time to re-think capitalism altogether? “The only thing it requires is a massive cultural and political movement changing the rules that constrain capitalism,” says Rebecca Henderson, author of Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire, “but as soon as we can do that we’re done.” Short of a whole new capitalism, can the stock market be used as a tool for climate action? We may not all be managing billions in assets, but can we use our nest eggs to help finance a green economy?

    Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode.

    Guests (Part 1)
    Rebecca Henderson, John and Natty McArthur University Professor, Harvard University
    Hope Jahren, Researcher, Centre for Earth Evolution and Dynamics, University of Oslo

    This program was originally broadcast on June 26, 2020.

    Guests (Part 2)
    Brian Deese, Managing Director, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock
    Lori Keith, Portfolio Manager, Parnassus Investments
    Pratima Rangarajan, CEO, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative

    This program was originally broadcast on April 24, 2020.

    • 51 min
    Biden’s Climate Opportunity (Part 1)

    Biden’s Climate Opportunity (Part 1)

    President-elect Joe Biden says he will infuse climate change into every corner of his agenda. That’s becoming evident looking at his emerging team.

    "You're already seeing signs from the nominees and the people they’re choosing that climate is going to be a part of every single agency," says Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress.

    But it will take more than staff buy-in to get the country to net-zero emissions. When he’s sworn in on January 20th, Biden will likely be facing a Republican-led Senate that opposes his climate goals. He’s announced an ambitious plan designed to achieve a one-hundred-percent clean economy and net-zero emissions by 2050, and is assembling a team of heavy hitters to get the job done. But he faces criticism from both sides. Republicans claim his plan is too expensive. Sunrise Movement and other progressives accuse him of not being ambitious enough.

    Join us for a discussion about the Biden climate agenda -- what he hopes to accomplish and what he can get done, with or without congressional support.

    Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode.

    Guests:
    Scott Segal, Partner, Bracewell LLP
    Christy Goldfuss, Senior Vice President, Energy and Environment Policy, Center for American Progress
    Jared Blumenfeld, Secretary for Environmental Protection, California
    Amy Westervelt, Founder, Critical Frequency Podcast Network; Host, Drilled Podcast

    • 51 min
    Mary Nichols: A Climate Champion’s Legacy

    Mary Nichols: A Climate Champion’s Legacy

    Throughout a 45-year career as an environmental regulator, Mary Nichols has been a powerful champion for climate action and cutting emissions. Having been called everything from “Trump's nemesis” to “the most influential environmental regulator of all time,” Nichols has both taken on automakers and collaborated with them. Environmentalists have cheered her moves to limit carbon emissions, while occasionally criticizing her for not doing enough for disadvantaged communities. So where does California’s climate leadership go from here, and what’s ahead for a new national climate agenda in 2021?

    Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode.

    Guest:
    Mary Nichols Chair, California Air Resources Board

    This program was recorded via video on November 17, 2020.

    • 51 min

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