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Climate One

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Climate One at The Commonwealth Club is a thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy. It brings together top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean future. Here are some topics recently covered by Climate One:

Building & Land Use:
 According to the famous McKinsey carbon abatement curves, transportation and commercial and residential buildings offer some of the greatest opportunities for lifecycle cost savings and carbon reductions.

Food & Agriculture:
 Agriculture’s sensitivity to dramatic changes in weather puts our food production in grave danger. With Silicon Valley nearby, California's Central Valley provides not only sustainable food and agriculture, but also sustainable innovation.

EVs & Transportation: 
With rising oil prices and President Obama instating a vehicle fleet average of 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, car companies will need to invest heavily in change to keep up with green demand. What changes are needed for car companies to develop sexy electric vehicles and reach the new CAFÉ standard?

 

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After more than a century of ruling the roads, oil is starting to lose its dominance over the auto industry. More and more automakers are introduc...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
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Caption: Sylvester Turner, Mayor, Houston, Texas
2017 brought a raft of extreme weather disasters costing the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars in damages, including hurricanes Harvey, Irma and...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
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What should climate-conscious people do to eat most sustainably? How people approach their diet is deeply personal and can be extremely controversi...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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It was in 1970, under President Nixon, that the Environmental Protection Agency was founded. While the Agency enjoyed tremendous bipartisan support...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science, Penn State University, Credit: Ed Ritger
When Michael Mann and colleagues published the infamous “hockey stick papers” in 1999, Mann soon found himself under attack by climate skeptics and...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Bruce Gibney, author, "A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America"
Consumption-crazed baby boomers are leaving millenials with a mountain of debt and a destabilized climate. In his book "A Generation of Sociopaths:...

Bought by KUHF, KWIT, KBBI, WLPR, and NPR Berlin


  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Jane Goodall
World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall talks about her life’s work, the link between deforestation and climate change and wh...

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  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
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Conservation begins at home – literally. Designing and operating a home that generates as much power as it uses is rapidly becoming a reality. Mean...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Ai Weiwei, artist, filmmaker
Ai Weiwei is an artist who uses many canvases to express himself. From art installations to architecture, social media to the big screen, Ai is one...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
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It’s safe to say that 2017 was not the best of times when it came to climate. Record-breaking hurricanes, year-round wildfires, and a renewed commi...

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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Caption: John Holdren speaks on science at the White House in 2015., Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls/Flickr
As White House science advisor, John Holdren provided Obama with facts and data that helped shape his environmental policies. He’s concerned about ...

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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What do football, tobacco and oil have in common? A common narrative of deceit. When tobacco companies faced public scrutiny about the link between...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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Caption: Kiran Jane, John Englander, and Greg Dalton
The coastline has been basically in the same place for all of human civilization and now that’s changing in very unpredictable and unsettling ways....

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Bill Nye, Television Host and Science Educator
As the Science Guy, television’s Bill Nye inspired a generation of children to love science as much as he does. But these days, he’s speaking to a ...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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Caption: Jeff Goodell, author
Jeff Goodell’s new book on sea level rise is titled “The Water Will Come.” But according to experts, it’s already here – oceans have risen by six t...

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  • Added: Nov 16, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
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Caption: L-R: Ingrid Brostrom, Mystic, Rev. Gerald Durley
While solar panels and electric cars are typically associated with upper-class white folk, the transition to clean energy is also a civil rights is...

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Amy Goodman, Executive Producer and Host, Democracy Now!
As the host and Executive Producer of Democracy Now! Amy Goodman has built a career on covering the grassroots activism and general muckraking that...

Bought by WORT, KFCF FM, WLPR, NPR Berlin, and KWIT


  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Caption: Greg Dalton, Executive Producer and Host
On the front lines of climate change, the Inuit of the high Arctic - together with scientists, educators and policymakers – are fighting a battle f...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Rising temperatures are making hard outdoor jobs even harder. It is the kind of heat that will ground airplanes and melt rail lines, and health exp...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Communicating about climate change and convincing the public that something needs to be done about it is a complicated proposition, one that report...

Bought by KCPW, WDET Detroit Public Radio, KWIT, and NPR Berlin


  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 4