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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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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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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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.


Caption: Solomon Hsiang, Katherine Mach, and Greg Dalton
The new climate reality means that even those living on a hill will be affected by flooding in the valley, and those living in the North will be af...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 58:59
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Looking for a movie that takes climate science to the masses? In the first part of this week’s episode, former Vice President Al Gore joins Climate...

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

  • Added: Jun 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Anna Lappé, Author, Diet for a Hot Planet
Mark Kurlansky and Anna Lappé are two of the country’s most prolific and influential authors writing about feeding a crowded planet with a destabil...

Bought by KWIT, NPR Now, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WCQS, WLPR and more

  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 6
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 ...

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

  • Added: May 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KWIT, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, NPR Now, KUHF, and WLPR

  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KMXT, KWIT, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WLPR and more

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 6
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