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We’re living through a climate emergency; addressing this crisis begins by talking about it. Co-Hosts Greg Dalton and Ariana Brocious bring you empowering conversations that connect all aspects of the challenge — the scary and the exciting, the individual and the systemic. Join us.
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    Fighting Fossil Fuels in the Courts and on the Ballot

    Fighting Fossil Fuels in the Courts and on the Ballot

    At age 9, Nalleli Cobo, suffering headaches, heart palpitations, nosebleeds, and body spasms, became an activist, driven to fighting to close the local oil well responsible for her ailments. In 2022, at age 20, she won the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize for her work shutting down toxic wells throughout the Los Angeles region. The same year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law prohibiting such neighborhood wells. Then Big Oil bankrolled a referendum on the matter for the November 2024 ballot, putting the restrictions Cobo fought so hard for on hold.
    Also in California, State Attorney General Rob Bonta has filed a lawsuit against five of the world’s largest oil and gas companies, along with the lobbying organization American Petroleum Institute, for willfully misleading the public about climate change. This week we explore two methods of challenging fossil fuels: in the courts and on the ballot.
    Guests:
    Nalleli Cobo, Cofounder, People Not Pozos
    Rob Bonta, California Attorney General
    It's time for our annual spring appeal! At Climate One, we believe in the power of open conversations to drive positive change. Through our thought-provoking discussions and interviews, we strive not only to raise awareness of climate issues and solutions, but to also empower individuals — like each of our valued listeners — to take tangible steps toward a more sustainable future.
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    • 54 min
    Special: Remembering Pete McCloskey

    Special: Remembering Pete McCloskey

    An environmental giant passed last week with the death of Pete McCloskey, a former Republican Congressman who co-authored the Endangered Species Act. He died at the age of 94. 
    A Marine who served in the Korean War, McCloskey was perhaps best known for the politically fraught move of challenging a sitting president in his own party - Richard Nixon - in the 1972 presidential primary because of the Vietnam War. He was the first member of Congress — from either party — to call for President Nixon’s resignation during the Watergate scandal. 
    After he left public office in the 1980s, he continued to champion peace and environmental causes. About fifteen years ago, he became an early supporter of young people bringing climate cases into the courts. In 2011 he came on Climate One with other experts to discuss the first suits that young people filed alleging the US government has a responsibility to protect a healthy atmosphere for future generations. That effort laid the groundwork for the ongoing case Juliana vs. United States and another that was recently won in Montana.
    It's time for our annual spring appeal! At Climate One, we believe in the power of open conversations to drive positive change. Through our thought-provoking discussions and interviews, we strive not only to raise awareness of climate issues and solutions, but to also empower individuals — like each of our valued listeners — to take tangible steps toward a more sustainable future. 
    You can show your support for Climate One by contributing to our spring fundraising campaign.
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    • 7 min
    Big Plastic: The New Big Oil

    Big Plastic: The New Big Oil

    Plastics are everywhere. And while we’ve known for a long time that plastics and our environment aren’t a good mix, it's becoming apparent that they’re massive climate polluters too. The production of plastics alone produces about 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. After what is often a single use, the resulting waste continues releasing the greenhouse gasses ethylene and methane as it breaks apart. 
    Yet, as petrochemical companies pay lip service ending fuel production, they are pouring resources into plastics production. How do we wrap up our reliance on plastics?
    Guests: 
    Diane Wilson, Founder and Director, San Antonio Bay Waterkeeper
    Jane Patton, U.S. Fossil Economy Campaign Manager, Center for International Environmental Law 
    Susannah Scott, Professor of Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara 
    Alexis Jackson, Ocean Policy and Plastics Lead, California Chapter, The Nature Conservancy 
    It's time for our annual spring appeal! At Climate One, we believe in the power of open conversations to drive positive change. Through our thought-provoking discussions and interviews, we strive not only to raise awareness of climate issues and solutions, but to also empower individuals — like each of our valued listeners — to take tangible steps toward a more sustainable future. 
    You can show your support for Climate One by contributing to our spring fundraising campaign.
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    • 54 min
    When California Dreams Hit Political Reality

    When California Dreams Hit Political Reality

    The Golden State has staked much of its reputation on its green credentials, with state leaders touting its role on the leading edge of global and national climate progress. But California is falling behind in meeting its ambitious emission targets, and has been criticized for over-relying on emerging clean energy technologies that may not bear out.
    At the same time, the state is at increasing risk from severe wildfires, epic floods and other impacts worsened by burning fossil fuels. What can the nation learn from California’s attempts to mitigate climate disruption?
    Guests:
    Scott Wiener, California State Senator
    Nancy Skinner, California State Senator
    Liane Randolph, Chair, California Air Resources Board
    Mari Rose Taruc, Energy Justice Director, California Environmental Justice Alliance
    Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor, California
    Jennifer Barrera, President & CEO, California Chamber of Commerce
    It's time for our annual spring appeal! At Climate One, we believe in the power of open conversations to drive positive change. Through our thought-provoking discussions and interviews, we strive not only to raise awareness of climate issues and solutions, but to also empower individuals — like each of our valued listeners — to take tangible steps toward a more sustainable future. 
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    • 59 min
    SF Climate Week 2024: Are Businesses and Governments Measuring What Matters?

    SF Climate Week 2024: Are Businesses and Governments Measuring What Matters?

    Many businesses and governments have a goal of reaching net zero emissions. Sounds good. But what does “net zero” even mean? And how do we get there? Alicia Seiger is a lecturer at Stanford Law School and leads sustainability and energy finance initiatives at Stanford Law, Graduate School of Business, and the Doerr School for Sustainability. She argues that when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions, businesses need to get as good at accounting for their pollution as they are for their dollars.
    Guest:
    Alicia Seiger, Lecturer, Stanford Law School
    It's time for our annual spring appeal! At Climate One, we believe in the power of open conversations to drive positive change. Through our thought-provoking discussions and interviews, we strive not only to raise awareness of climate issues and solutions, but to also empower individuals — like each of our valued listeners — to take tangible steps toward a more sustainable future. 
    You can show your support for Climate One by contributing to our spring fundraising campaign.
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    • 24 min
    Leading San Francisco in a Hot and Volatile World: SF Climate Week 2024

    Leading San Francisco in a Hot and Volatile World: SF Climate Week 2024

    In 2021, Mayor London Breed released the San Francisco Action Plan, which aims to achieve net zero emissions for the city by 2040. The plan not only charts the course for eliminating emissions over the next two decades but also includes commitments to ensure that the benefits of climate action are extended equitably to all communities. That was three years ago. So what progress has been made? And what strategies are in place to get the city to its 2040 target?
    Guest:
    Tyrone Jue, Director of the San Francisco Environment Department
    It's time for our annual spring appeal! At Climate One, we believe in the power of open conversations to drive positive change. Through our thought-provoking discussions and interviews, we strive not only to raise awareness of climate issues and solutions, but to also empower individuals — like each of our valued listeners — to take tangible steps toward a more sustainable future. 
    You can show your support for Climate One by contributing to our spring fundraising campaign.
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    • 18 min

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