34 episodes

Operation Climate is a podcast made by young people, for young people, where we break down environmental issues through conversations with cool people. Real high school and college students interview world renowned scientists, scholars, activists, business leaders, artists, and more, in order to deeply understand a variety of climate issues and how young people can take action in the climate movement. Each episode is entirely hosted and produced by high school and college students from around the world who are passionate about climate storytelling, education, and creativity. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/operation-climate/support

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Operation Climate is a podcast made by young people, for young people, where we break down environmental issues through conversations with cool people. Real high school and college students interview world renowned scientists, scholars, activists, business leaders, artists, and more, in order to deeply understand a variety of climate issues and how young people can take action in the climate movement. Each episode is entirely hosted and produced by high school and college students from around the world who are passionate about climate storytelling, education, and creativity. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/operation-climate/support

    S5E10: Protecting our Waterways, from Indigenous Knowledge to Entrepreneurship

    S5E10: Protecting our Waterways, from Indigenous Knowledge to Entrepreneurship

    When you think of biodiversity loss, your first thought might be related to our waterways -- plastic pollution killing fish and turtles, coral reef bleaching, ocean acidification -- the list goes on. For all communities, water is life. But the health of our waterways is under attack due to climate change and unsustainable human practices. What does this mean and what can we do about it?

    In this episode, we learn about Indigenous leadership and knowledge in protecting waterways with Niria Alicia Garcia, a Xicana Indígena community organizer, educator, storykeeper and human rights advocate devoted to protecting the sacredness of Mother Earth and the dignity of historically oppressed peoples. We talk about following Indigenous leaders, what water means to communities around the world, and her work with Run4Salmon, a prayerful journey to restore salmon runs, protect waterways, and Indigenous lifeways.

    We also talk with Pat Schnettler, the founder and CEO of 12tides, an ocean-friendly, organic kelp chip snack company. We speak with him about the power of regenerative agriculture, restoring ocean ecosystems, supporting small ocean farmers, and how entrepreneurship can make an impact in protecting our waterways.

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    Hosts/Reporters: Clare Sparling, Jessie Goldblatt, Luca Tjossem

    Writers/Producers: Clare Sparling, Jessie Goldblatt, Luca Tjossem, Renee Urtusastegui

    Guests: Niria Garcia, Pat Schnettler

    Audio Editor: Luca Tjossem


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    • 26 min
    S5E9: Fire Away: An Open Conversation about What’s Happening in the Fire Mitigation Space

    S5E9: Fire Away: An Open Conversation about What’s Happening in the Fire Mitigation Space

    Images and news of wildfires and smoke-filled skies are becoming a common occurrence in the news and on social media. Why is this happening? What can we do to stop this dangerous trend? In the second episode of our Threats to Nature series, we cover these questions and more, investigating the history of fire mitigation as well as emerging tools brought about by research and technological innovation. To cover this information, we welcome two speakers: Dr. Toddi Steelman, the Stanback Dean at the Nicholas School of Environment at Duke University, and Dr. Jason Schatz, a Data Scientist manager at Descartes Labs.

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    Hosts/Reporters: Valerie Tsao, Jessie Goldblatt

    Writers/Producers: Valerie Tsao, Jessie Goldblatt, Aimi Wen

    Guests: Dr. Toddi Steelman, Dr. Jason Schatz

    Audio Editor: Aimi Wen


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    • 26 min
    S5E8: Palm Oil, Rainforests, and Biodiversity (oh my!)

    S5E8: Palm Oil, Rainforests, and Biodiversity (oh my!)

    Biodiversity. What is it and why is it important? In the first episode of our Threats to Nature series, we introduce the topic of biodiversity and then take a deep dive into palm oil in the Amazon. You’ve probably heard that palm oil is bad and the Amazon is in danger, so what happens when these issues collide? In this episode, we hear from Dr. Stuart Pimm, a world leader in conservation ecology from Duke University, and Francisco Naranjo, the Latin America lead for the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) as they break down this complex topics of biodiversity and palm oil in the Amazon region.

    Visit our website to keep up with the OC team and for a full transcript of this episode! https://operationclimatepo.wixsite.com/operationclimate

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    Hosts/Reporters: Clare Sparling, Georgie Stammer, Mira Polishook, Renee Urtusastegui

    Writers/Producers: Clare Sparling, Georgie Stammer, Mira Polishook, Renee Urtusastegui

    Guests: Dr. Stuart Pimm, Francisco Naranjo

    Audio Editor: Clare Sparling


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    • 32 min
    S5E7: Divest it Yourself (A Step By Step Guide to Running a Successful Divestment Campaign)

    S5E7: Divest it Yourself (A Step By Step Guide to Running a Successful Divestment Campaign)

    Running a divestment movement on your campus doesn’t have to be super complicated. In this episode, we break down the steps to running a divestment campaign, from how to do research on the financials of your school, to how to assemble an effective team, and more. We also hear tips from divestment organizers from colleges around the U.S., including Harvard University, De Anza College, and The Better Future Project.

    Visit our website to keep up with the OC team and for a full transcript of this episode! https://operationclimatepo.wixsite.com/operationclimate

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    Hosts/Reporters: Katherine Li and Rishab Jagetia

    Writers/Producers: Katherine Li and Rishab Jagetia

    Guests: Ilana Cohen (Harvard University), Cynthia Kauffman (De Anza College), Kerrina Williams (The Better Future Project)

    Audio Editor: Emily Nagamoto

    Music: Cali by WataR, carefree by WataR


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    • 30 min
    S5E6: A Deep Dive Into the Divestment Movement at Duke University

    S5E6: A Deep Dive Into the Divestment Movement at Duke University

    Duke University has a long history of students fighting for fossil fuel divestment, but it hasn't happened yet. Why is this? What do we need to do to get Duke to divest? If you're a student, alumni, or faculty member of Duke University, this episode is directly related to your community. If you don't have ties to Duke, this episode is STILL relevant for you because Duke's position on divestment is similar to challenges that colleges all over the world face in terms of the fossil fuel divestment movement. Why might some colleges not want to divest? What can we do to aid the divestment movement at our schools? Listen to find out!

    Visit our website to keep up with the OC team and for a full transcript of this episode! https://operationclimatepo.wixsite.com/operationclimate

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    Hosts/Reporters: Katherine Li and Ryan Lou

    Writers/Producers: Ryan Lou, Helene Gu, Isabella Kroon, Katherine Li

    Guests: Brennan McDonald, Abby Saks, Lawrence Baxter

    Audio Editor: Isabella Kroon

    Music: Cali by WataR, carefree by WataR


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    • 30 min
    S5E5: Why Does Divestment Matter and How Does it Work?

    S5E5: Why Does Divestment Matter and How Does it Work?

    In this episode, we cover the basics of fossil fuel divestment: the money lingo you need to know, the impact that divestment can make, the history and origins of the divestment movement, and more. We also break down some common arguments against the push for divestment so that you can be prepared to advocate for divestment at your school/institution. If you're new to divestment, this is the perfect episode to get started in the divestment movement!

    Visit our website to keep up with the OC team and for a full transcript of this episode! https://operationclimatepo.wixsite.com/operationclimate

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    Hosts/Reporters: Katherine Li and Matthew Brune

    Writers/Producers: Helene Gu, Franny Lee, Matthew Brune, Emily Nagamoto

    Audio Editor: Franny Lee

    Music: Cali by WataR, carefree by WataR


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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

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19 Ratings

19 Ratings

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Operation Climate is very cool! I love how you are teaching these topics to people of all ages. I really think it’s important to know what is going on in our world right now. I’m excited to see how much more I can learn from you guys. I also would like to point out how well you explain things and I love your Instagram page all the cute graphics you add to your post intrigue me. Visual effects make things a lot more interesting to me. Love - @arina.patterson1 :)