Climate One's California Weekly

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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.

Here are some recent topics from Climate One's California Weekly:

Speaking Youth to Power: Some young people are getting anxious about their inheritance. In this hour, we will talk with students about creative initiatives they are involved with to advance the transition to a cleaner economy.

Game Change: Republicans and Democrats in Washington D.C. agree America needs energy to run its economy but they have different views on the best mix of green and brown fuel. In this hour, two national strategists talk about energy and economics in the age of partisan gridlock.

Green Myths Busted: Advertisers are bombarding us these days with messages extolling a cleaner and greener life. But it can be very hard for the most discerning consumers to know which choices - say eating local food or a getting a programmable thermostat - have a bigger impact on their carbon footprint. Hide full description

Here are some recent topics from Climate One's California Weekly: Speaking Youth to Power: Some young people are getting anxious about their inheritance. In this hour, we will talk with students about creative initiatives they are involved with to advance the transition to a cleaner economy.Game Change: Republicans and Democrats in Washington D.C. agree America needs energy to run its economy but they have different views on the best mix of green and brown fuel. In this hour, two national strategists talk about energy and economics in the age of partisan gridlock.Green Myths Busted: Advertisers are bombarding us these days with messages extolling a cleaner and greener life. But it can be very hard for the most discerning consumers to know which choices - say eating local food or a... Show full description


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Caption: Stephanie Smith. COO, Greencastle LLC
When Californians think of Texas, images of JR Ewing and pump jacks quickly come to mind. But the Lone Star State is greener than you think – it le...

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  • Added: May 22, 2017
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The campaign to pressure retail companies to distance themselves from Trump brands claimed victory when Nordstrom’s dropped Ivanka Trump’s brand an...

  • Added: May 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Debbie Dooley, President, Conservatives for Energy Freedom, Co-founder, Tea Party Movement
Can the far right and far left come together on clean energy despite the polarization in Washington DC? While Democrats and Republicans may have di...

  • Added: May 02, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Amory Lovins, Co-Founder, Rocky Mountain Institute
Will the rapid arrival of robotic cars lead to the blissful end of traffic? Or will autonomous cars merely put drivers out of work and clog our str...

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  • Added: May 08, 2017
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Caption: Author Jane Mayer
Who are the people bankrolling our political system? New Yorker writer Jane Mayer takes us behind the scenes and exposes the powerful group of indi...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
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Caption: Dr. Jane Goodall
For much of her nearly six-decade-long career, Dr. Jane Goodall has worked to raise awareness about the importance of protecting our planet. The Ja...

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  • Added: Apr 17, 2017
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Caption: James Coleman, Fellow, Alliance for Climate Education, Credit: Ed Ritger
As Buffalo Springfield sang in 1967, “There’s something happening here…” But today’s youth revolution is happening far beyond the Sunset Strip. The...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: George Lakoff, Professor of Linguistics, UC Berkeley, Credit: Ed Ritger
An information war is raging in our country, in both mainstream news and on social media. The news media has been struggling with how to handle the...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Fran Spivy-Weber, Vice Chair, CA State Water Resources Control Board
The story of the American West is deeply rooted in the Colorado River, which delivers fresh water to seven thirsty states before crossing the borde...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Helene York, Simran Sethi
Getting people to connect the dots between food and the environment may be one way to engage them in the climate change fight, suggests author and ...

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  • Added: Feb 20, 2017
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Caption: Holmes Hummel, Founder, Clean Energy Works, Credit: Ed Ritger
With stock market values at near-record highs, how is the clean tech sector doing? What technologies are most promising for making money and getti...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Bob Inglis, Former Republican U.S. Representative, South Carolina, Credit: Ed Ritger
Much has been made of the partisan divide when it comes to climate change. But are there Republicans out there who accept the science and believe ...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: The Stephen Schneider Award, Credit: Ed Ritger
Science historian Naomi Oreskes, author of “Merchants of Doubt,” has had her share of hate mail from climate deniers. But she insists that “we can'...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2017
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Caption: Liz Taylor, President, DOER Marine
The seas generate much of the oxygen we breathe and drive much of our weather. But most people know very little about the ocean below the surface ...

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  • Added: May 26, 2017
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Caption: Lowell Bergman, Investigative Journalist
How closely does the story of climate denial mirror the story of tobacco denial? For decades, cigarette makers downplayed the dangers of smoking wi...

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  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Miya Yoshitani, Executive Director, Asia Pacific Environmental Network, Credit: Ed Ritger
The environmental movement has convinced us that everyone has a right to clean air. But will the emerging green economy will be more equitable and ...

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  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
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Caption: Georgia Hirsty, National Warehouse Program Manager, Greenpeace
How far would you go to make your voice heard on climate change? College student Tim DeChristopher disrupted an auction for oil and gas leases - an...

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  • Added: Dec 26, 2016
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Caption: Larry Goulder, Tony Juniper, Greg Dalton, Credit: Sonya Abrams
It’s hard to put a price on something that’s always been free, but if Mother Nature were a corporation, she’d be a large-cap stock. Think about it ...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Josh Freedman, George Lakoff, Daniel Goleman, Greg Dalton, Credit: Ed Ritger
Evolution designed our brains to protect us from immediate, day-to-day threats to our survival. But environmental change is a less than clear, less...

  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Greg Dalton
Today’s teenagers now have a new moniker: Greenagers. That’s because they are coming of age in an era plagued by the effects of climate change. Sev...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00