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.
Stormwater Solutions: Measure W & Heal the Bay’s CEO Tracy Quinn's Insights on Climate Resilience
Learn about the impact of climate change on water sources and stormwater capture initiatives like Measure W which is putting 300M/year into capturing this storm water! Matt explores Tracy's role on the Metropolitan Water District Board, addressing challenges with emerging contaminants including microplastics and Heal the Bay's initiatives to eliminate single-use plastics from the environment through policy advocacy, and emphasizes collective efforts in environmental protection and encourages listener involvement in the myriad conservation initiatives in California and across the country.
Breaking Boundaries: Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant's Journey from Urban Upbringing to 'Wild Kingdom' Host!
Dr. Rae Wynn-Grant, host of "The Wild Kingdom" and author of "Wildlife," shares her remarkable journey from childhood fascination with nature shows to breaking stereotypes as a black woman in the environmental movement.
In discussing her upcoming memoir, "Wild Life," set for release in April 2024, Dr. Wynn-Grant dives into her adventures studying animals worldwide, addressing personal growth, social justice, and motherhood.
Driving Societal Change, Insights with Anti-Dread Climate Podcast's Caleigh Wells. How to create a TIPPING POINT!
Matt Matern talks with Caleigh Wells, a KCRW reporter covering climate, environment, and public health, about her show, "The Anti-Dread Climate Podcast." They explore the podcast's focus on addressing climate change without inducing fear and dread for Gen Z and Gen Xers, discussing personal choices' impact on climate change, including the decision to have children. Caleigh emphasizes how she finds hope in humanity's adaptability to create SOLUTIONS to address the climate crisis.
Caleigh mentions practical actions, such as local climate initiatives, addressing plastic pollution, and engaging with political leaders. Matt & Caleigh conclude with a focus on inspiring behavioral changes, normalizing climate-friendly actions, and the significance of small steps for the planet and mental well-being.
From the White House insider to Climate Activist: Paul Bledsoe's Insights on Biden, the IRA, China, and more!
Paul Bledsoe, former Clinton White House official, discusses urgent climate issues, methane reduction, global cooperation, and Biden's climate plan in a comprehensive interview with Matt Matern. They delve into the need to address climatic tipping points.
They focus on China's role and global cooperation are discussed, along with the enforceability of climate agreements. The podcast concludes with insights on Biden's climate plan and the economic benefits of clean energy innovation. Tune in for an exploration of key environmental challenges. #ClimateChange #MethaneReduction #GlobalCooperation #CleanEnergy
Visions2030: Navigating Climate Solutions Through Lumisphere Experiences
Matt Matern talks with Chris Hayes and Elizabeth Thompson from Visions2030. They delve into the Lumisphere experience, an immersive project addressing climate anxiety and promoting positive climate action. The initiative involves geodesic domes, encouraging participants to explore imagination, envision positive futures, and share their ideas. Targeting 18 to 34-year-olds, especially those grappling with climate anxiety, the project has been implemented at Cal Arts in California.
Chris emphasizes the goal of scaling the project globally, using strategic plans and partnerships to mobilize collective climate action. The discussion touches on COP28 experiences, potential funding sources, the impact of visualization, and the value of creative thinking in growing sustainable communities.
Clean Energy Breakthrough: Tony Pan Unveils Modern Hydrogen's Innovations
Tony Pan, CEO of Modern Hydrogen, discusses the groundbreaking technology converting natural gas into clean hydrogen and sequestering carbon as valuable carbon black. Tony highlights the company's progress, including substantial funding, utility partnerships, and plans for large-scale manufacturing, with emphasis on government support through the Inflation Reduction Act for fair competition in clean hydrogen technologies.
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.
Important Mission, Great Guests
Super interesting podcast, very knowledgeable and insightful guest speakers, important mission! It’s a must listen.
Matt Matern is passionate about fighting climate change and only brings on the most important guests in the environmental space. Fascinating!