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MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner with the latest research on our changing climate.

Climate Cast Minnesota Public Radio

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    • 4.6 • 72 Ratings

MPR News meteorologist Paul Huttner with the latest research on our changing climate.

    28 percent of US power was from renewables in April

    28 percent of US power was from renewables in April

    Why did renewables do so well in April? And how did Minnesota do? Gregg Mast, executive director of Clean Energy Economy MN joined Climate Cast this week to talk about it.

    • 4 min
    Climate scientists heartened by Senate climate deal

    Climate scientists heartened by Senate climate deal

    Climate scientist and author Michael Mann tells Climate Cast, that while it stops short of the 50 percent emissions drop we need, the climate deal now poised to pass the Senate will be “the most progress we will have made in addressing the climate crisis — ever — from the standpoint of Congressional action.”

    • 4 min
    MnDOT exploring ways to reduce C02-intensive concrete

    MnDOT exploring ways to reduce C02-intensive concrete

    The experimental pavement mixes incorporate recycled bottles, fiber and other materials to reduce the proportion of concrete needed. The agency is also looking at whether it can sequester carbon in its pavement.

    • 4 min
    Tour TV legend Don Shelby's ultra-green Excelsior home

    Tour TV legend Don Shelby's ultra-green Excelsior home

    From 80-foot wells, to a secret passageway leading to a state-of-the-art geothermal system, to a stone statue signifying the people most at risk from climate change, former WCCO news anchor and climate advocate Don Shelby has built a home meant to inspire others to act.

    • 6 min
    Climate change through a camera lens

    Climate change through a camera lens

    North Shore photographer Bryan Hansel says climate change can make for more dramatic photos — but also risk and changing scenery.

    • 4 min
    EVs to make up 60 percent of new car sales by 2035

    EVs to make up 60 percent of new car sales by 2035

    Carmakers produced more electric vehicles in 2021, while the share of new gasoline and diesel cars dipped 9 percent.

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Caran Quinn ,

My Favorite Climate Podcast

Excellent topics. Impactful, but brief. Always interesting guests who leave an imprint and reinforce what I’m doing to reduce CO2. Thanks for all that you do!

Musing by Me ,

Climate matters

Plus: your broadcast, points to the effects of CC locally with great effect.
Negative: your broadcast, fails miserably at pointing fingers at the causes of CC. My quote: “fossil fuels are our destruction”!
Neutral: people want/need hope. I grew up knowing our world would end in nuclear winter. Now I “believe” our end is a CO2 summer. I was wrong the first time; let’s keep our fingers crossed! I recommend a podcast called “Drilled”. Because!

egdod17 ,

Needs Native voices!

I hope you begin to Center the voices and stories of Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and environmental justice activists more!

Very few of these stories are about Native sovereignty; would be great to see more!!

NoDAPL, NoKXL, IdleNoMore, 350 Pacific, and so many more...

These folks are the rock stars of the movement against climate change; they have been doing the work for centuries that settlers are just coming around to, and they are the communities most impacted by climate change and pollution.

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