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Face the climate crisis head on, but understand that we have the power to solve this. From former UN Chief Christiana Figueres and the team who brought you the Paris Agreement, this podcast about issues and politics will inform you, inspire you and help you realize that this is the most exciting time in history to be alive.
 
Earth. We broke it; we own it; and nothing is as it was: not the trees, not the seas – not the forests, farms, or fields – and not the global economy that depends on all of these. Bionic Planet is your guide to the Anthropocene, the new epoch defined by man's impact on Earth, and in each episode, we examine a different aspect of this new reality: sometimes financial, sometimes moral, but always practical.
 
To slow climate change, we need to transform our homes, buildings, cars, and economy quickly. "The Big Switch" explains how to rebuild the energy systems all around us. Dr. Melissa Lott of Columbia University brings together historical examples, current events, and incisive analysis to give listeners a deep understanding of the solutions to climate change.
 
A changing climate presents humanity with only one option: adapt. Join your host, Doug Parsons for America's leading podcast on climate change - America Adapts! Each episode, Doug sits down with scientists, activists, policymakers, and journalists to discuss the tough questions facing this country and the world as we confront humanity's greatest challenge. Question your assumptions, refresh your perspective, and become part of the climate movement that will determine our planet's future, rig ...
 
David S. Vogel is a world-renowned data scientist and predictive modeler. He has won many awards for his predictive models, including the prestigious K-Cup. His wife, Thais Lopez Vogel, an attorney, manages VoLo Foundation. Together, they are raising six kids. David's research led them to become aware of the devastating economic impact of human reliance on uncapped fossil fuels and other greenhouse gases. They knew they had to do something - for their kids and future generations. VoLo Founda ...
 
Ready to change the world? Hey Change Podcast flips the narrative on climate change from fear to climate optimism. Co-hosts Anne Therese Gennari and Robin Shaw speak with scientists, experts, and activists about the challenges we face with climate change and what we can do about it. With topics ranging from intersectional environmentalism, climate justice, neuroscience, and more, the Hey Change Podcast educates listeners about climate change while inspiring courage, inclusivity, and optimism ...
 
A More Perfect Podcast isn’t just a podcast. It’s a solution. This podcast is an answer to the malicious forces which surround us and inculcate us with their subjective truths. This podcast seeks reason where others would embrace superficiality and the comfortable embrace of falsehoods. A More Perfect Podcast examines a wide range of topics from conditions in other countries to political and cultural issues in the United States of America. Where others would embrace partisanship, this podcas ...
 
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The world is getting warmer. The weather is getting weirder. And in Alaska, we have a front row seat. This summer, Alaska’s Energy Desk returns with all-new episodes of our podcast, Midnight Oil. Season Two is called The Big Thaw. Last season, we looked back -- at the state’s roller-coaster history with oil. This time, we're looking forward, to one of the biggest question marks ahead: climate change. What does it mean to be an oil state in a warming world?
 
net present value explores the intersection of money, meaning, our impact and the legacy we create. NPV is a journey at the edges of climate, carbon, nature, biodiversity, ecosystems, web3, ReFi, social impact, wealth, philanthropy, media, art, finance and more. Hosted by TMO (aka Thomas Morgan, CCIM) who is relentlessly focused on regenerative finance, value exchanges and incentives in our world systems and how they relate to nature and people. TMO is using his 20 years of commercial and in ...
 
Inquisitive actor, Tom Ward-Thomas explores the many different facets of climate change. Through talking with the experts he takes a practical, positive approach and finds out more about the human impact on the planet, what has been done, what is being done, and what we as people can do to fix the climate crisis. @planetandthepeople (Facebook & Instagram) @planetandthep (twitter)
 
Sharing Insights Podcast sets out to share stories, strategies, and insights among operators of ecologically and socially beneficial projects, in Costa Rica. These stories provide landowners everywhere access to unique ideas for how they, too, might design their own business models for greater success and impact.
 
Environmental Studies and Sciences is a podcast covering some of the latest research on environmental issues and hot topics in the environmental field, with leading academics and upcoming environmental researchers. The podcast is produced by Speak Up for Blue Productions on behalf of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences, and the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences. The host is Dr. Chris Parsons.
 
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Jorge "Daniel" Taillant’s admiration and determination to protect glaciers is really only the tip of the iceberg in his battle for climate change. Daniel is a Climate Justice Policy Advisor at the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development, a group dedicated to promote positive influences in societies to protect the environment and create a…
 
Cities are where we will lose or win the climate change battle. Chapter 8 of the IPCC report on mitigation reported that more than half of the global population now lives in cities, and that proportion is expected to grow to about two-thirds by 2050. That is a lot of people. And that’s a lot of emissions. As of 2020, urban areas are the source of a…
 
News outlets are finally allocating resources to coverage of climate solutions, and most reporters are trying to get these complex issues right. Some, however, are repeating the same mistakes that derailed coverage of climate science itself for decades. Adapted from stories that first appeared on Ecosystem Marketplace, available here: https://mediu…
 
Does Putin’s invasion mark the end of the Fossil Fuel Era? In this week’s episode we look at how the Russian invasion in Ukraine and subsequent energy crises are impacting energy deals between developed and developing countries ahead of COP27. We also subject our guest, Kingsmill Bond of RMI, to a round of Paul’s new painfully-condescending evil oi…
 
Hydrogen could be essential for the zero-carbon economy, especially for cleaning up concrete, steel, and chemicals. It’s also a promising fuel source for transportation and electricity that's attracted hundreds of billions of dollars in global investment. But there’s a problem. Every year, the world produces millions of tons of hydrogen through a d…
 
In this bonus episode, sustainable footwear brand Allbirds co-founder and co-CEO Joey Zwillinger, Prof. Michael Toffel, and Cold Call host Brian Kenny discuss the growing environmental impact of the fashion industry, and how Allbirds is balancing a critical tension between sharing its know-how and material innovations with competitors to scale its …
 
Vice-Chairman of the Miami City Commission, Ken Russell was re-elected for a second term in November 2019 and is currently running for US Senate. He is an avid advocate for solutions to climate change. After realizing the need for action within his own community, he stepped forward and began a life in politics. With passions centered around nature,…
 
What on Earth is happening in the US on climate policy? This week, a look at US federal climate policy ahead of the US midterm elections. We explore the scarily-small-and-measured-in-weeks amount of time we have to pass meaningful climate legislation before the US midterm elections, and where the optimism is in Senate blocked legislation, a so-call…
 
In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Leo Goldsmith of ICF and Dr. Michael Mendez, Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning and Policy at the University of California, Irvine, to discuss their new paper, Queer and Present Danger: Understanding the Disparate Impacts of Disasters on LGBTQ+ Communities. Mike and Leo discuss …
 
Steel goes into pretty much everything around us – from buildings and bridges to the furniture in our homes. And decarbonizing the steel industry is essential because we need steel to decarbonize the world. Think about it. Solar panels, electric vehicles, even our power grid; steel goes into everything we need to fight climate change. But there’s a…
 
Australia is turning up the volume on environmentalism for the world to hear! If you turned on your favorite music radio station, would you know we’re in a crisis? Only 1% of songs in National Australian premier radio station Triple J’s Hottest 100 (2.5M+ votes) over the last 5 years directly referenced environmental issues…and that’s following mas…
 
Marcius Extavour, XPRIZE’s VP-Climate and Energy, discusses how his organization designs competitions to spur innovations for carbon removal and carbon utilization (converting greenhouse gasses into products). In discussing the Carbon XPRIZE and Carbon Removal XPRIZE competitions, Marcius explains how the prize model fosters solutions that address …
 
Join VoLo Foundation for the 4th Annual Climate Correction™ conference in Orlando, FL. This event focused on food systems and the agricultural processes that will not only feed populations into the next generation but provide ecological solutions to our climate crisis. Learn from farmers, home growers, and business leaders working to sustain our fo…
 
Climate change and its potential effects can increase uncertainty about how our food systems will adjust to new and changing conditions. In this session, four UF professors highlight transformative research to build an adaptive and thriving agricultural sector into the future. Lessons from Florida and across the globe can teach us to work with natu…
 
Rep. Kathy Castor (FL-14) is the chair of the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, which unveiled its 500-plus-page Climate Crisis Action Plan in 2020 to give Congress a roadmap for solving the climate crisis. Castor is a longtime national leader on protecting the environment and finding climate solutions. In 2019, she was the lead sp…
 
Britt Groosman is Vice President of Climate-Smart Agriculture at Environmental Defense Fund, where she helps create environmentally effective and economically sound solutions for working landscapes, including farms, ranches and forests. Her experience spans from reducing deforestation in Brazil to low carbon rural development in India.…
 
This distinguished panel discussed the growing role for Florida’s farms, ranches, and woodlands in delivering high value and scalable solutions to climate change and other pressing global sustainable development goals. Ernie Shea, President, Solutions from the Land, outlined the work underway in the Florida Climate Smart Agriculture Initiative and …
 
Chris Castro is a renowned public official serving as the Senior Advisor to Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer, Director of Sustainability & Resilience, and “Future-Ready” steering committee member at the City of Orlando. In his role, Chris works to advance a comprehensive set of policies & programs that has turned Orlando into one of the leading cities in …
 
Hops, an essential ingredient of beer, are a perennial crop adapted to temperate climates, with more than 90% of production occurring in the Pacific Northwest. Shinsuke Agehara, Professor, University of Florida, shares how they are evaluating the adaptive capacity of hops to Florida’s humid subtropical climate through cultivar selection, breeding, …
 
The VISTA Award is VoLo’s latest recognition, specific for students who display exemplary leadership, along with Vision, Innovation, Sustainability, Technology, and Action in climate solutions. VoLo gathers proposals from students at the Graduate level who are enrolled full-time with a US-based University or College. The finalist student individual…
 
Agriculture is in crisis. Low commodity prices, higher input costs and urbanization have made it difficult to make a decent living on the farm. Farming is/has been a significant source of CO2 in the atmosphere. But conversely, agriculture can be an important solution to high atmospheric concentrations by sequestering carbon in soils. Dr. Scott Angl…
 
As many around the world turn inward this week, we bring you a special episode featuring Christiana Figueres from ‘The Way Out Is In’ podcast. Many of us are looking for a way out of the crises we face. Climate, biodiversity, ecological, nature, health, wealth inequality…not to mention the deeply personal, familial, and interpersonal. A quick log i…
 
In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Michael Mendez, Assistant Professor of Environmental Planning and Policy at the University of California, Irvine. Michael shares his research on how undocumented immigrants are particularly vulnerable to wildfires and climate change; why FEMA doesn’t provide disaster aid to these worke…
 
In this deep, far reaching but nuanced conversation I speak with Dave Fortson of LOA Labs. Dave is in the “movement business” and works with many of biggest projects in #ReFi (Regenerative Finance), Planetary Regeneration and Social Impact. It is evident that Dave cares deeply about his work, being of service and creating impact. Here is a rundown …
 
St. James Parish, Louisiana sits in the middle of an 85-mile corridor along the Mississippi river that’s home to more than 150 petrochemical plants. This concentration of petrochemical facilities has taken a toll on the health of nearby communities – a toll that falls disproportionately on Black communities. Cancer risk in some parts of this corrid…
 
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - MLK (1963) This week, we reject our flawed, siloed thinking and embrace the oneness of social justice and environmentalism as a singular, inclusive movement. In the Summer of 2020, our guest, Leah Thomas, coined the term “Intersectional Environmentalism” with a graphic she shared to Instagra…
 
Jaclyn Olsen, Associate Director of Harvard’s Office for Sustainability, and Erin Craig, Vice President of 3 Degrees, a climate solutions firm hired by Harvard, discuss the University’s goal to be fossil-fuel neutral by 2026 and fossil-fuel free by 2050. Jaclyn and Erin discuss Harvard’s carbon footprint, its efforts to reduce emissions and realize…
 
The World’s scientists have come together on behalf of the web of life to deliver the most comprehensive review of how we can mitigate the effects of climate change. So what’s in this latest IPCC report? The latest from Working Group III covers a broad spectrum of topics: from mitigation pathways and in-depth sectoral analysis to finance, internati…
 
In May 2021, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava appointed Jane Gilbert to serve as the county’s first Chief Heat Officer making Jane the first Chief Heat Officer in the world! Florida residents are used to the heat, but as climate change continues, we will feel it even more. Previously, Floridians averaged approximately 7 days a year when…
 
Jay discusses the continuing saga of the "Laptop from Hell", The FEC's fining of Hillary and the DNC for lying about the funding of the debunked "Steele Dossier", Nancy Pelosi says she's shocked at the high gas prices in California and asks, "How could this be"? Where have you been for the past year Nancy, in a coma? Sources: Nancy Pelosi Expresses…
 
What do you get when you swap the office for a classroom and our hosts for school pupils? An incredibly special episode, we hope you’ll agree. Yes, that’s right – this week’s conversation is brought to you from Totnes Progressive School, where the children were joined by an extraordinary guest: Dr Jane Goodall DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Insti…
 
What does it mean to use your anger for good? Today's guest Mike Veny hasn't just learned to deal with his anger, he actively challenges it to better his work and do good in the world! As a mental health expert, advocate, and professional speaker, Mike tours the country helping companies and their employees revive the gifts of mental wellness. We b…
 
In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Dr. Elizabeth Mattiuzzi of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. Lizzie’s latest research unpacks the ways low- and moderate-income communities are vulnerable to climate risks. Learn the role of housing insecurity in communities’ climate vulnerabilities. Her research also uncovers awa…
 
For years in the Global North, our dialogue around climate change has been focused on the idea that it is a looming disaster with consequences that would happen in the future if we did not take immediate action. The recent years of extreme weather events where we saw flooding in Germany and London and heat waves and storms across Europe and the Uni…
 
Petrochemicals. You might not have heard of them, but you certainly use them every day. These chemicals, made from oil, are in almost everything – plastics, medicines, clothes, toothpaste, even the insulation in your home. So how can we decarbonize an industry that makes such a pervasive product? This week, we spoke with climate solutions expert De…
 
Myles Allen, Professor of Geosystem Science at the University of Oxford and Director of the Oxford Net Zero initiative, discusses the controversy over carbon offsets and how the Oxford Offsetting Principles can help organizations reduce risk and improve transparency in their use of carbon offsets to support their net zero goals. Myles also talks ab…
 
Kathleen Rogers is the President of Earth Day Network. Under her leadership, EarthDay.org has grown into a global year-round policy and activist organization with an international professional staff In 1970, 20 million people mobilized to call for greater protections for our planet. Since then, many policies and programs have been developed. But, w…
 
Jay discusses the recent revelation by the New York Times confirming emails released via the FOIA act from Hunter Biden's laptop that was abandoned at a Delaware computer shop. As you may recall this was touted as "Russian disinformation" by many including then Presidential candidate Joe Biden. Sources: Just The News The Gateway Pundit Flag & Cross…
 
Things have shifted dramatically since we aired our last episode. There’s now a crisis in Ukraine and sanctions on Russian oil and gas. This is all on top of record demand for petroleum products and electricity as the world emerges from lockdowns. So this week, we’re bring you an episode about energy security from the other podcast that we have her…
 
Can climate grief and anger be catalysts for transformational healing? Is there such a thing as healthy denial? And how can we learn to work with our emotions in a way where our hearts break open and use that to serve ourselves, others, and the world? Those are only a few of the things we get into in our beautiful conversation with Jack! In this ep…
 
In the latest episode of America Adapts, Doug Parsons hosts Crystal Skillman, an award winning playwright, who has written a new climate themed play, Rain and Zoe Save the World. The show is co-hosted by regular guest, “cli-fi” expert, Dr. Amy Brady. Amy and Doug discuss with Crystal what inspired her to write a climate themed play, why the arts ar…
 
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