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22 Mar 2019

Climate One

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Greg Dalton is changing the conversation on energy, economy and the environment by offering candid discussion from climate 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.

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    EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler on Cars, Coal, and Climate

    Greg Dalton sits down for a rare interview with newly-confirmed U.S. EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler on cars, coal, and climate. Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, responds to Wheeler’s position on vehicle standards, and discusses her agency’s role leading a group of states in contesting the Trump administration’s revised auto emissions rules. Also featuring Albert Cheung of Bloomberg New Energy Finance on the future of personal mobility, and Helen Clarkson of The Climate Group on getting some of the world’s biggest companies to commit to 100% renewable energy.

    Guests:
    Andrew Wheeler, Administrator, U.S. EPA
    Albert Cheung, Head of Global Analysis, Bloomberg New Energy Finance
    Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board
    Helen Clarkson, CEO, The Climate Group


  • Posted on 15 Mar 2019

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    If Global Warming Exists, Why is it so Cold Outside?

    The last five years have been the hottest on record globally. But this past winter, plunging temperatures, snowstorms and torrential rains throughout the country have a lot of people questioning the reality of climate change. If the planet is warming up, why is the Midwest suffering record cold temperatures?

    Climate scientists, communicators and educators join us to talk about about why, after one of the hottest years on record, the country has suddenly gone into deep freeze. On today’s Climate One: climate science explained, and climate myths debunked.

    Guests:

    Katharine Mach, Senior Research Scientist, Stanford University
    Ben Santer, Climate Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
    David Fenton, Founder, Fenton Communications
    Ann Reid, Executive Director, National Center for Science Education


  • Posted on 08 Mar 2019

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    Weathering the Storm in America's Cities

    From floods and fires to heavy snow and hurricanes, recent years have brought a raft of extreme weather disasters costing the U.S. hundreds of billions of dollars in damages. How do we fight back? The mayors of three cities on the front lines of climate change – Houston, Miami, and Columbia, South Carolina – discuss what their cities are doing to recover, rebuild and prepare for the next mega-storm. And Seattle Times reporter Jon Talton explains why he thinks fighting climate change should be our biggest priority.

    Guests:
    Jon Talton, Economics Reporter, The Seattle Times
    Steve Benjamin, Mayor, Columbia, SC
    Francis Suarez, Mayor, Miami, FL
    Sylvester Turner, Mayor, Houston, TX


  • Posted on 01 Mar 2019

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    Donor Power: The Influence of Climate Philanthropy

    Fighting climate change isn’t cheap. Where’s the money coming from? Major philanthropic organizations like Hewlett and Bloomberg are at the forefront of addressing climate change, but could smaller funders be more in touch with grassroots needs? Are big donors out of touch – or just stretched too far? Where is the money coming from, where is it going, what are the biggest wins and what missteps are being made along the way?

    Greg Dalton is joined by donors big and small for a discussion on harnessing the power of the purse in the fight against climate change.

    Guests:
    Tate Williams, Science and Environment Editor, Inside Philanthropy
    Larry Kramer, President, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
    Farhad Ebrahimi, Founder, Chorus Foundation
    Sarah Shanley Hope, Executive Director, The Solutions Project
    Dan Chu, Executive Director, Sierra Club Foundation
    Joe Speicher, Executive Director, Autodesk Foundation


  • Posted on 22 Feb 2019

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    Can California Go Carbon Neutral?

    Just ten years ago, an entire state running on 100% renewable electricity seemed fanciful. But this dreamy vision became reality when, with the backing of big utilities, California committed to 100% use of zero-carbon electricity by 2045. A statewide pledge to go carbon-neutral by 2045 raised the stakes even higher. So what will it take for California to achieve such a feat? Will Governor Gavin Newsom embrace climate initiatives started by former Governor Jerry Brown? Join us for a discussion of California’s surprise gambit to take the world’s fifth largest economy to net zero.

    John Hofmeister, Former President, Shell Oil Company; Founder and Chief Executive, Citizens for Affordable Energy
    Bob Holycross, Global Director, Sustainability and Vehicle Environmental Matters, Ford Motor Company
    Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board


  • Posted on 15 Feb 2019

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