Climate One

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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.

Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on climate by offering candid discussion from scientists, policymakers, activists, and concerned citizens. By gathering inspiring, credible, and compelling information, he provides an essential resource to change-makers looking to make a difference. Our guests see the big picture and talk about solutions with connected impact.

Past guests have included iconic scientists such as Jane Goodall and Katharine Hayhoe, policymakers Governor Jay Inslee and Senator Carlos Curbelo, activists Annie Leonard and Ai Weiwei, religious leader Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, journalists David Roberts and Jane Mayer, and many more.


184 Pieces

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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...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 9
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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 ...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 9
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...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 8
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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...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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...

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  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: L-R: Patrick Flynn, Aron Cramer, Lynelle Cameron
Tech companies are cleaning up their data centers and building shiny new buildings that sip water and energy. But are they really as green as they ...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Christine Pelosi and Debbie Dooley
Executive Committeewoman of Democratic National Committee Christine Pelosi, as well as staunch Trump supporter and clean energy advocate, Debbie Do...

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  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 4
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The price of solar power has declined dramatically in recent years. That’s good news for homeowners, the environment and the economy. Renewable pow...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
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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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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
  • Purchases: 7
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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
  • Purchases: 6
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: 8
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:...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 6
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
  • Purchases: 5
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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
  • Purchases: 5
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
  • Purchases: 6
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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
  • Purchases: 7
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
  • Purchases: 5
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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
  • Purchases: 4