Climate One at The Commonwealth Club

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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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We’re Doomed – Now What?
We’re Doomed – Now What?
Can changing our consciousness hold off the climate apocalypse? When we think about the enormity of climate change and what it’s doing to our planet, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, even shut down, by despair. But is despair such a bad place to be? Or could it be the one thing that finally spurs us to action? A conversation about climate change, spirituality and the human condition in unsettling times. Guests: Roy Scranton, Author, We're Doomed. Now What? (Soho Press, 2018) Matthew Fox, Co-Author, Order of the Sacred Earth (with Skylar Wilson, Monkfish, 2018)
The Hidden Health Hazards of Climate Change
The Hidden Health Hazards of Climate Change
Climate change isn’t just an environmental problem – it’s also a health hazard. Air pollution and changing weather patterns give rise to heat-related illnesses, asthma and allergic disorders. Hurricanes and other disasters leave hospitals scrambling to save patients without power and resources. According to the Centers for Disease Control, insect-borne diseases have tripled in the United States in recent years – and warmer weather is largely to blame. Jonathan Patz, of the Global Health Institute calls climate change “one of the most important public health challenges of our times. Guests: Jonathan Patz, Director, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison Su Rynard, Director, “Mosquito” (Discovery Channel, 2017) Chuck Yarling, Triathlete Jessica Wolff, Director, Climate and Health Program, Healthcare without Harm
The Big Climate Stories of 2018
The Big Climate Stories of 2018
We’re making a list (and checking it twice) of 2018’s biggest climate stories, with the help of Vox reporter David Roberts. Roberts notes that while President Trump’s continued rollbacks of environmental protections made the news, the Green New Deal and ongoing decline in costs of clean energy technologies are the year’s big stories. For other parts of the country, wildfires and other extreme weather events made the biggest headlines. Greg Dalton talks to some of California’s leading wildfire experts about how to adapt to the “new abnormal” of more intense and more frequent wildfires. Guests: David Roberts, Staff Writer, Vox J. Keith Gilles, Chair, California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection; Professor of Forest Economics, UC Berkeley Maggi Kelly, Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist in the Environmental Science, Policy and Management Department, UC Berkeley Thom Porter, Chief of Strategic Planning, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
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Started
Feb 28th, 2007
Latest Episode
Jan 18th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
476
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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