151 episodes

A Climate Change with Matt Matern is a weekly show featuring influential guests from government, business, activism, academia, and culture. The show serves to inform its audience with a focus on environmental and climate issues. Join us as we commit to making "a climate change." Similar to these great podcasts: TED Climate, Reversing Climate Change, Climate Change and Happiness, My Climate Journey, Volts, America Adapts, & Climate Vision 2050.

A Climate Change with Matt Matern Verified: Matt Matern's Environmental Advocacy Podcast

    • Science
    • 3.9 • 15 Ratings

A Climate Change with Matt Matern is a weekly show featuring influential guests from government, business, activism, academia, and culture. The show serves to inform its audience with a focus on environmental and climate issues. Join us as we commit to making "a climate change." Similar to these great podcasts: TED Climate, Reversing Climate Change, Climate Change and Happiness, My Climate Journey, Volts, America Adapts, & Climate Vision 2050.

    Saving the Amazon with Daniel Gutierrez: Indigenous Wisdom Meets Modern Conservation

    Saving the Amazon with Daniel Gutierrez: Indigenous Wisdom Meets Modern Conservation

    Daniel Gutierrez, CEO of Saving the Amazon, discusses reforestation and the fight against Amazon’s 17% deforestation with Matt Matern. Founded in 2015, the NGO, working with indigenous communities in Colombia, Brazil, and Peru, has planted over 674,000 trees. 

    • 47 min
    Jared Lipworth's 'Wild Hope': From Jane Goodall to Global Indigenous Stories

    Jared Lipworth's 'Wild Hope': From Jane Goodall to Global Indigenous Stories

    Jared Lipworth of Tangled Bank Studios talks with Matt Matern about his environmental storytelling passion. He explains the studio's goal to inspire action through the "Wild Hope" series, emphasizing biodiversity and local conservation successes. 

    Lipworth addresses a wide range of topics from the ecological impacts of krill farming on whales to the effectiveness of the Billion Oyster Project in New York.

    • 47 min
    Katrick Technologies and Karthik Velayutham's Oscillating Turbine Revolution

    Katrick Technologies and Karthik Velayutham's Oscillating Turbine Revolution

    Matt Matern chats with Karthik Velayutham, the visionary Founder and CTO of Katrick Technologies, to dive into the groundbreaking wind turbine technology that's poised to change the landscape of renewable energy. 

    Unlike traditional wind turbines that rely on rotation, Katrick Technologies introduces a revolutionary design that oscillates, allowing for efficient energy capture in environments where standard turbines falter, such as urban areas and near airports and highways. 

    These turbines are only a few meters high so the can be used in residential settings as well. The company's innovative approach is protected by numerous patents.

    • 47 min
    Steve Fambro's Aptera: Pioneering the Future of Solar Electric Vehicles

    Steve Fambro's Aptera: Pioneering the Future of Solar Electric Vehicles

    Matt Matern talks with Steve Fambro, CEO of Aptera, about the company's innovative approach to electric vehicles (EVs). Aptera, relaunched in 2019 due to growing interest in EVs, distinguishes itself with solar-powered, aerodynamically designed vehicles that promise a 1,000-mile range per charge.

    Their collaboration with Italian firm, CPC, enhances their commitment to sustainability through the use of lightweight carbon fiber parts. Fambro discusses Aptera's goals, including securing funding and starting production, to revolutionize the automotive industry with a focus on efficiency and environmental preservation.

    • 46 min
    Captain Paul Watson’s War on Illegal Whaling: A Hero’s Journey

    Captain Paul Watson’s War on Illegal Whaling: A Hero’s Journey

    Matt speaks with Captain Paul Watson, the star of Whale Wars, a founder of Sea Shepherd and Greenpeace, to discuss his dedicated efforts against illegal whaling and fishing. He describes how he has rammed and sunk whaling ships that are illegally killing whales!

    Captain Watson advocates for significant systemic changes, including a global moratorium on industrialized fishing and the elimination of harmful agricultural chemicals. Watson promotes a vegan lifestyle to reduce humanity's ecological footprint.

    • 47 min
    Revolutionizing Recycling: Zachary Kirstein's Ocean Recovery Group Mission

    Revolutionizing Recycling: Zachary Kirstein's Ocean Recovery Group Mission

    Matt Matern speaks with Zachary Kirstein, CEO of Ocean Recovery Group, about recycling efforts, particularly in the Dominican Republic. He emphasizes the importance of addressing recycling needs locally and highlights low recycling rates in the Dominican Republic.

    They touch on legislation like Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) bills and express optimism about corporations integrating recycled plastics into their supply chains.  Kirstein discusses ocean-bound plastics, greenwashing, and the future of recycling efforts.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

AnonymousAndrewPodcast ,

Great podcast!

For many years, I was a climate change doubter probably more out of ignorance and other things going on in my personal life that I just didn’t care now that I have grandchildren and I’m much older I found this podcast to be extremely informative after listening to just two or three episodes(still on my third) everything from the sea mining to the plastics controversy which I’ve been a big recycler myself over the past 5 to 10 years. I think this gentleman is doing a fantastic job. I don’t know why some of the reviews don’t like this podcast but I’m giving it five stars.

kristie`1111 ,

Important Mission, Great Guests

Super interesting podcast, very knowledgeable and insightful guest speakers, important mission! It’s a must listen.

electriceel ,

Amazing podcast

Matt Matern is passionate about fighting climate change and only brings on the most important guests in the environmental space. Fascinating!

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