TILclimate Podcast

Series produced by Laur Hesse Fisher

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Climate change is confusing. This award-winning MIT podcast breaks down the science, technologies, and policies behind climate change, how it’s impacting us, and what our society can do about it. Each quick episode gives you the what, why, and how on climate change — from real scientists — to help us all make informed decisions for our future.

Climate change is confusing. TILclimate (Today I Learned: Climate) is an award-winning MIT podcast that breaks down the science, technologies, and policies behind climate change, how it’s impacting us, and what we can do about it. Each quick episode gives you the what, why, and how on climate change — from real scientists and experts — to help us make informed decisions for our future.
Produced by the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative.


13 Pieces

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Today, companies are storing millions of tons of carbon dioxide underground every year to prevent this climate pollution from warming the planet. I...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2024
  • Length: 12:22
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Is hydrogen fuel a climate solution? That depends on how you produce it. Dr. Emre Gençer of the MIT Energy Initiative joins MIT's TILclimate podcas...

  • Added: Jun 17, 2024
  • Length: 13:44
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Just 20 years ago, hydrogen cars and battery electric cars (EVs) were pretty evenly matched as clean alternatives to gas-powered cars. But today, E...

  • Added: May 02, 2024
  • Length: 10:08
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Wind power is the largest source of clean, renewable energy in the United States. But the large turbines that create that power can endanger wildli...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 06:41
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In the terrible Texas cold front of 2021, some wind turbines stopped producing electricity. Does this mean we can’t rely on this clean, renewable s...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2024
  • Length: 07:03
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Plants take in CO2 from the air to grow—and today’s atmosphere has about 50% more CO2 than it did before we started burning massive amounts of foss...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2024
  • Length: 08:23
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The United States has a goal to power the country with 100% clean electricity by 2035. Unfortunately, our energy regulations are not set up to make...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 14:31
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We all want to live full, healthy lives. But climate change is threatening a growing number of people’s lives and well-being. Professor of public h...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 11:20
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If you live in the U.S. Mountain West, the Pacific Coast of the Americas, or large parts of Australia or southern Europe, there’s a good chance a m...

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2024
  • Length: 13:08
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Refrigerants are in every refrigerator, freezer and air conditioner, and the world is on track to make a lot more of them in the years to come. The...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2024
  • Length: 14:21
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Carbon dioxide—CO2—is the greenhouse gas you’ve probably heard most about. But it turns out, methane is an incredibly important greenhouse gas too....

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2024
  • Length: 12:02
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You probably know that today’s climate change is caused by certain gases—what scientists call greenhouse gases—that human activity has been adding ...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2024
  • Length: 13:36
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On August 16, 2022, President Joe Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). It was the largest of three bills signed over the course...

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  • Added: Aug 17, 2023
  • Length: 15:11
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