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We’re living through a climate emergency; addressing this crisis begins by talking about it. Host Greg Dalton brings you empowering conversations that connect all aspects of the challenge — the scary and the exciting, the individual and the systemic. Join us.

Climate One Climate One from The Commonwealth Club

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We’re living through a climate emergency; addressing this crisis begins by talking about it. Host Greg Dalton brings you empowering conversations that connect all aspects of the challenge — the scary and the exciting, the individual and the systemic. Join us.

    Wanjira Mathai on Sustainable Development and the Power of Women

    Wanjira Mathai on Sustainable Development and the Power of Women

    Africa is responsible for only less than 4% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Yet its people are already suffering some of the world’s most devastating climate impacts. For Wanjira Mathai, Regional Director for Africa and Vice President at the World Resources Institute, and the daughter of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, this raises a central moral question: When those most affected are those least responsible, how can those most responsible address that injustice?
    Guest:
    Wanjira Mathai, Vice President and Regional Director for Africa, World Resources Institute
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    • 55 min
    Rebuilding for Climate: Successful City Strategies

    Rebuilding for Climate: Successful City Strategies

    83% of people in the United States live in urban areas. And these days that’s where important climate progress is happening. Cities all over the country and globe are experimenting with climate resilience projects specific to their local environments and challenges. In many cases, these projects also look to address historic injustices and provide more equitable models for transportation, housing, green space, and more. This week, we feature stories from a few different cities around the country working to address climate challenges.
    Guests:
    Tamika L. Butler, Founder + Principal, Tamika L. Butler Consulting, LLC
    Donnel Baird, Founder, BlocPower
    J. Morgan Grove, Research Scientist and Team Leader, US Forest Service 
    Contributing Producer: Aubrey Calaway
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    • 55 min
    REWIND: Climate Miseducation

    REWIND: Climate Miseducation

    Climate change science isn’t taught accurately — or equally — across the country. Investigative reporter Katie Worth dug into textbooks and talked with dozens of children and teachers to find out why. In her book, Miseducation: How Climate is Taught in America, Worth unpacks the influence of the fossil fuel industry, state legislatures and school boards on school curricula in their effort to spread confusion and misinformation about the climate crisis. 
    Some organizations skip the textbook battle entirely and try to reach children directly through assemblies and social media. How do teachers navigate these dynamics in the classroom? How can we ensure our children are learning to be engaged, educated and climate-aware citizens?
    For transcripts and other information, visit: https://www.climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts 
    Guests:
    Katie Worth, investigative journalist, author, Miseducation: How Climate is Taught in America
    Lea Dotson, Campaigner, Action for the Climate Emergency
    Ann Reid, Executive Director, National Center for Science Education
    Ben Graves, former science teacher in Delta County, CO
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    • 59 min
    Digging Deep into the Next Farm Bill

    Digging Deep into the Next Farm Bill

    Roughly every five years, the U.S. designs and implements a new farm bill, which sets federal policy on agriculture across a huge swath of programs, including subsidies, food assistance, land practices and more. As the discussion around what to include in the 2023 farm bill intensifies, many are pushing for climate mitigation and adaptation measures to be a primary focus of the legislation. Then there’s equity. Since the 1930s, the Federal Government has supported farmers with subsidies, credit, and crop insurance. Yet historically, Black, Indigenous, and other farmers of color have been excluded from these benefits. Can we make progress on equity and climate today that we couldn’t in the past?
    Guests:
    Chuck Conner, President and CEO, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
    Scott Faber, Senior VP, Government Affairs, EWG
    Jonathan Coppess, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois
    John W. Boyd, Jr., President, National Black Farmers Association
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    • 55 min
    Disrupted Energy Markets: Fossil Revival or Renewable Opportunity?

    Disrupted Energy Markets: Fossil Revival or Renewable Opportunity?

    As Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and other economic pressures disrupt global energy markets, even insiders are scrambling to make sense of this moment. Ahead of the midterm elections, the Biden administration has signaled it wants more oil and gas now to ease the pain of surging fuel prices while maintaining support for cutting carbon emissions. Oil and gas aren’t the only commodities affected by market chaos. The supply chain, including for clean energy technology, has also been disrupted. How are surging fossil fuel prices, changes in policy, and supply chain turmoil affecting US climate goals? 
    Guests: 
    Kate Larsen, Partner, Rhodium Group 
    David M. Turk, Deputy Secretary, US Department of Energy 
    Justin Guay, Director, Global Climate Strategy, Sunrise Project
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    • 55 min
    Indigenous Insights on Healing Land and Sky

    Indigenous Insights on Healing Land and Sky

    According to the World Bank, land managed by Indigenous peoples is associated with lower rates of deforestation, reduced greenhouse gas emissions, and better biodiversity protection. But in many places, Indigenous people have been displaced from their ancestral lands through outright theft, land grabs, violence and war — sacrificing both indigenous livelihoods and the traditional knowledge that has protected their lands for centuries.
    Still, across the U.S. we can find examples of land access, stewardship and ownership being restored to Indigenous people – and more efforts being made to involve tribal nations in conservation and climate resilience. 
    “Climate change isn't just about protecting the natural world; it’s also about protecting our culture and who we are because we've resisted against so many colonial forces for so long,” says Julia Fay Bernal, director of the Pueblo Action Alliance. 
    Guests:
    Jessica Hernandez, author, Fresh Banana Leaves
    Priscilla Hunter, Board Chairwoman, Intertribal Sinkyone Wilderness Council
    Sam Hodder, President and CEO, Save the Redwoods League
    Julia Fay Bernal, Director, Pueblo Action Alliance
    Contributing Producer: Sam Schramski
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    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
377 Ratings

377 Ratings

Contraryan ,

Very good at tackling climate in equitable ways

Very good podcast that discusses how to address or reduce climate change while making the world more equitable.

BlackLivesMatterGirl ,

5/5 lol 😝

This podcast helps me feel better about the changing climate. I always scares me to think that we are actually abusing the earth that has sustained life for so many sentries. It with the help of this podcast I’m calming down and brainstorming ways to help or protest.

-Thank you

auroarmnietlipe ,

Review of the Climate One podcast

By far the best podcast in regards to climate change, centrist well-informed as well as well thought out.

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