57 episodes

Concerned about climate change, but short on time and not sure where to start? We get it. That’s why we created Climate Optimists. Our goal is simple. Provide everyday citizens who are concerned about climate change with opportunities to make a difference. So come along with us on our journey, as we explore the solutions to climate change and how together, we can make them a reality.

Climate Optimists Jason Lewis & Todd Tschida

    • Science
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Concerned about climate change, but short on time and not sure where to start? We get it. That’s why we created Climate Optimists. Our goal is simple. Provide everyday citizens who are concerned about climate change with opportunities to make a difference. So come along with us on our journey, as we explore the solutions to climate change and how together, we can make them a reality.

    What's the Deal with Hydrogen?

    What's the Deal with Hydrogen?

    Energy and climate policy expert Dr. Chris Bataille joins us to explain why hydrogen is a powerful tool in our quest to decarbonize and what's behind all the colors.

    • 37 min
    Oceans - The Climate X Factor

    Oceans - The Climate X Factor

    We talk with Johan Bergenas from WWF about our ocean's climate vulnerabilities, its strengths as a solution and why the stakes of our climate response couldn't be higher.

    • 40 min
    Local Actions Matter Too

    Local Actions Matter Too

    Climate scientist and IPCC author Sarah Burch explains the value of community level action in helping us achieve a more sustainable, just and carbon-free society.

    • 39 min
    Spending Green to Go Green

    Spending Green to Go Green

    Whether we succeed in hitting global climate targets could all come down to the flow of money. Join us as Dimitry Gershenson of Enduring Planet explains.

    • 37 min
    The Power of Trees

    The Power of Trees

    Our forests can be a powerful ally in our fight against climate change. Kerry Cesareo from the WWF educates us on what's needed to realize their full potential.

    • 37 min
    U.S. Climate Action - Better Late than Never

    U.S. Climate Action - Better Late than Never

    34 years after the first Senate hearing on climate change, Congress has finally taken real action. Come along as we dig into the details as well as what work remains.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Steve Abdalla ,

Entertaining, Upbeat and Incredibly Insightful

The hosts are funny, engaging and upbeat while utlizing deep insights into both climate science and the psychology behind motivating collective action and policy changes. These guys deserve a wider following. Check them out.

Jamberry81 ,

Cow burps

Jason delivers knowledge on climate change in an optimistic, straightforward format that is easy to digest. He also provides actions that individuals can do to make a difference. I learn something new every episode! For instance, methane from dairy comes more from cows burping than their gas. You’re not going to learn that from Smartless! They’re still telling people it’s all cow gas. Listen to Jason!

Bobcat&Owl ,

Informative and fun!

Glad to have Climate Optimists in the rotation!

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