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?

 

Series

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50 Pieces

Climate One is a one-hour weekly public radio program (newscast compatible) about energy, economy and the environment from Climate One at the Commonwealth Club of California. Each week listeners will get a candid discussion among climate scientists, policy makers, activists and concerned citizens, hosted by Climate One founder Greg Dalton.

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117 Pieces

Energy, Economy and Environment. To understand any of them, you have to understand them all. Climate Ones host Greg Dalton explores the intersection of these three issues with industry leaders, government officials and citizen activists in a public conversation held at San Francisco's Commonwealth Club. Each week we offer one of these discussions in a full hour-long show.

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55 Pieces

Climate One, presented in association with KQED-FM, is a thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy. Each month, we present 3 conversations (on the NPR clock) recorded with top thinkers and doers from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean energy future.


Pieces

Caption: Davida Herzl, CEO and Co-Founder, Aclima
Over a century ago, the industrial revolution brought wealth and opportunity to a generation of American innovators. It also brought us dirty coal ...

  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
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In June 2017, President Trump announced his plan to withdraw the country from the 2015 Paris Climate Accord, claiming it disadvantaged the United S...

Bought by KUHF and WLPR


  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Climate change isn’t just an environmental problem – it’s also a health hazard. Air pollution and changing weather patterns give rise to heat-relat...

Bought by KWIT, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WLPR, and NPR Now


  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: David Fenton, Founder and Chairman, Fenton Communications
The scientific consensus is that human activity is cooking the planet and disrupting our economies. Yet many people still don’t believe that climat...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, KWIT, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, and NPR Now


  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Paul R. Ehrlich, President, Center for Conservation Biology, Bing Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University
In 1968, the best-seller “The Population Bomb” (written by Paul and Anne Ehrlich, but credited solely to Paul) warned of the perils of overpopulati...

Bought by KUHF, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WUTC, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KWIT and more


  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 7
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In an emergency, we’re told to “break the glass” and grab the fire extinguisher. If we’re in the midst of a climate emergency, is there a firehose ...

Bought by KUHF, KWIT, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KMUD, WLPR and more


  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Ashley Allen, Mars Corporation; Host Greg Dalton
As the planet heats up, it’s affecting many of the foods we love – when and where they’re grown, how they get to the grocery store and how much we...

Bought by KVCR, KAAD-LP, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KWIT, WLPR and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Volkswagen’s brazen cheating on air pollution rules rocked an industry with a history of skulduggery. The scandal has now cost the company $30 bill...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KWIT, and NPR Now


  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Icebergs at Sunset, Greenland, Credit: Lee Narraway, Students on Ice 2017
We’ve all heard that hopping on a plane is one of the worst things we can do for the climate. So how do we justify the environmental costs of world...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KWIT, and NPR Now


  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 3
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In her book “Dark Money: the Hidden History Behind the Rise of the Radical Right,” New Yorker writer Jane Mayer exposes the powerful group of indiv...

Bought by KWIT, KWMR, and NPR Now


  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3