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Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, he provides an essential resource to change-makers ready to address climate change and make a difference.

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Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, he provides an essential resource to change-makers ready to address climate change and make a difference.

    Erin Brockovich: Superman’s Not Coming

    Erin Brockovich: Superman’s Not Coming

    Twenty years ago, Julia Roberts won an Oscar for her portrayal of maverick environmental activist Erin Brockovich in the film of the same name. These days, in addition to her work on water safety and toxins in communities, Brockovich has taken on the climate emergency. “Climate change is about too much water, not enough water, no water, drought, flooding,” Brockovich says. “I think it's becoming real because it's tangible, it's touchable. You're running from it, you’re breathing it. You're swimming in it. You could be drowning in it. I just think it's here.”

    Superman’s not coming to protect our water or environment, writes Brockovich in her latest book — and neither are corporations, politicians or the “gutted” EPA. “Climate change will be about our response, our preparedness, our defending ourselves,” Brockovich maintains. “And not just thinking that because you can’t see it, it’s not going to happen.”

    An unfiltered conversation with an environmental icon.

    Guests:
    Erin Brockovich, Author, Superman's Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It (Pantheon, 2020)

    This interview was recorded via video on September 11, 2020

    • 51 min
    Daniel Yergin: Energy, Markets and the Clash of Nations

    Daniel Yergin: Energy, Markets and the Clash of Nations

    From pipelines to clean power, the world’s biggest economies are brokering developments in oil, gas, and renewables that will shape climate and politics for years to come. But COVID, plummeting oil prices, and expectations for diversity and sustainability are changing the way successful industries must do business. “This isn't about supply and demand, this is about the economies being open or closed,” says Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergn.

    Will the pursuit of energy and economic efficiency help solve our global dependence on fossil fuels — or leave many societies behind?

    Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode.

    Guests:
    Daniel Yergin, Author, The New Map: Energy, Climate, and the Clash of Nations
    Roger Martin, Author, When More is Not Better: Overcoming America’s Obsession with Economic Efficiency

    This program was recorded on August 24 and September 14, 2020.

    • 51 min
    Living With Fire

    Living With Fire

    Wildfires are nothing new – they’ve been part of the west’s ecology for millennia. But burning fossil fuels and suppressing the burning of forests over the past century have led to larger, more frequent and ever-more catastrophic wildfires. And burning trees release carbon dioxide. California’s fires now are so big and fierce that they threaten to erase the state’s progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. And even for those miles from the flames, the smoke from raging wildfires presents an extra danger in the age of coronavirus.

    "How and when exposure to wildfire smoke increases the likelihood of infection with COVID-19, we’re still trying to figure that out," says Vin Gupta of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. "But there is a clear symmetry between exposure and the likelihood of infection."

    Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode.

    Guests:

    Part 1:
    Wade Crowfoot, California Secretary of Natural Resources
    Julie Cart, Reporter, CalMatters

    Part 2:
    Leroy Westerling, Professor of Management of Complex Systems, University of California Merced

    Part 3:
    Vin Gupta, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Health Metrics Sciences at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington

    Additional speaker: Lenya Quinn-Davidson, Director of the Northern California Prescribed Fire Council.

    This episode was recorded in August 2020.

    • 52 min
    Polluting and Providing: The Dirty Energy Dilemma

    Polluting and Providing: The Dirty Energy Dilemma

    The cost and health burdens of electricity production have long been higher for low-income communities of color than for wealthy white ones. But for many of those communities the fossil fuel industry is also a source of jobs, tax dollars, and cheap energy. “It makes it difficult for anyone to speak out against the hand that’s feeding them,” says Ivan Penn, Alternative Energy Reporter for the New York Times. “The NAACP would typically support the positions of the utility companies.” So is the industry an example of community leadership, manipulative greenwashing — or something in between?

    Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode.

    Speakers:
    Derrick Hollie, President, Reaching America
    Jacqueline Patterson, Director, NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Program
    Ivan Penn, Alternative Energy Reporter, The New York Times
    Vien Truong, Climate Justice Director, Tom Steyer PAC

    Additional Speaker:
    Andres Soto, Richmond Community Organizer, Communities for a Better Environment

    This program was recorded via video on August 11, 2020.

    • 52 min
    Climate Change Through the Artist's Eyes with Alonzo King

    Climate Change Through the Artist's Eyes with Alonzo King

    Can art help us process our changing climate? The story of climate change is typically told in the language of facts and figures, graphs and charts. But through dance, music, sculpture and other media, artists can reach people on a deeper and more emotional level, designing cultural moments that can bring us together - and bring us to tears.

    Choreographer Alonzo King sees the union of art and science as the perfect balancing act. “There is nothing that exists that you can create that does not have science -- it's impossible,” says King. “There's nothing that doesn't have music. It's impossible.”

    A conversation about art, beauty and humanity in the age of climate disruption.

    Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode.

    Guests:
    Alonzo King, Choreographer and Founder, LINES Ballet
    Nora Lawrence, Senior Curator, Storm King Art Center

    Additional Speaker: Adam Schoenberg, Composer

    This program was generously underwritten by the Sidney E. Frank Foundation and was recorded via video on August 6, 2020.

    • 51 min
    COVID-19 and Climate: Implications for our Food System

    COVID-19 and Climate: Implications for our Food System

    Coronavirus outbreaks in food markets, food plants, and farmworker communities have impacted food access and put a spotlight on food insecurity. Farmers are hurting as supply chains for fresh, perishable foods shrivel, while food banks have seen a surge in demand that has required distribution support from the National Guard. “Farmers saw a lot of increased demand direct to consumer, which requires extra labor, extra packaging -- just so much time essentially creating a whole new business model,” says Lisa Held, Senior Reporter with Civil Eats. Will COVID-19 change our food system for good?

    Visit climateone.org/watch-and-listen/podcasts for more information on today's episode.

    Guests:
    Lisa Held, Senior Policy Reporter, Civil Eats
    Karen Ross, Secretary, California Department of Food and Agriculture
    Helene York, Professor, Food Business School, Culinary Institute of America

    Additional speakers:
    Shay Myers, CEO, Owyhee Produce
    Gabriel Morales, Program Director, Brandworkers

    This program was recorded via video on July 30, 2020.

    • 51 min

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A consistent authority on the need to know

Informative, and ahead of the curve. Long time fan.

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Upside of Covid19

Today’s program featured people in three separate locations discussing climate change as it affects cities. Conversation went smoothly without delays, demonstrating as they talked a way to meet without having to fly.

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An intelligent enjoyable examination of the many aspects of climate change. Each show is an interesting discussion of different issues related to climate led by a world class host with articulate guests with expertises in a a wide range areas. Each show focusing on an insightful aspect related to climate change.

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