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Value of Teaching Teachers To Be Climate Teachers

4/1/2024
CLIMATE HOUR – We’ve talked about climate education before. We’ve discussed how to teach children about climate, and we’ve talked about climate programs in higher education. But all of these programs need teachers who understand and are willing to add climate to their curriculum. How do we go about teaching teachers to teach climate change and how do we form the professional networks needed to support both formal and non-formal climate education? How do we teach teachers to teach climate? Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss the Value of Teaching Teachers To Be Climate Teachers. Guests include: Marie Fargo, Senior Climate Change Instructional Resources Coordinator for Climate Generation Amy Frame, Director of Strategic Partnerships for Ten Strands Barbara Martinez-Guerrero, Executive Director of Dream in Green Seth Spencer, Team Climate Network Coordinator for Climate Generation To learn more, visit … https://climategen.org https://tenstrands.org https://dreamingreen.org https://climategkc.org https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C6JPDD24 View other Climate Hour episodes at www.ClimateHour.net.

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Reframing The Climate Conversation Now

3/1/2024
CLIMATE HOUR – When was the last time you talked about climate issues with a friend or family member? Studies find that the majority of people are concerned about climate but don’t talk about it. Why has something as universal as the climate conversation become such a political football that it’s a forbidden topic at family holiday gatherings? In 2002, a prominent republican pollster circulated a strategy guide advising his candidates to talk about “climate change” instead of global warming. His research found that the concept of climate change was less threatening. Global warming was a crisis. Climate change was like taking a ski trip. He effectively created a talking point that de-escalated and delayed climate action for over 20 years. So words do matter. Words can inspire hope and action. Or they can discourage and silence our voices. How do we find that balance between inspiring hope and addressing the urgency of a situation. How do we reframe the climate conversation? Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss Reframing the Conversation. Guests include: Adam Ratner, Director of Conservation Engagement, The Marine Mammal Center Hannah Phillips, Manager of Docents and Interpreters, Education Department, Saint Louis Zoo Kait Birghenthal, President & Project Coordinator, National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) Dr. Megan Ennes, Assistant Curator of Museum Education and Director of the Thompson Earth Systems Institute, Florida Museum of Natural History To learn more, visit … https://MarineMammalCenter.org https://stlzoo.org https://NNOCCI.org https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/earth-systems/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C6JPDD24 View other Climate Hour episodes at www.ClimateHour.net.

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How To Make Higher Education Work for Climate Change

2/1/2024
CLIMATE HOUR -- How do we prepare our college and university graduates to understand, survive and even prosper in this age of climate change? Some of this is expanding science degrees to address climate-related issues. But most of it is incorporating climate-related issues into ALL subjects; cross-cutting education to address the climate change we’re experiencing today and the climate reality that our graduates will face tomorrow. The United Nations is calling for climate change studies to be a formal part of all curriculums in all schools by 2025. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has launched a project to re-Orient chemistry education globally toward sustainability. Climate Change is becoming core curriculum around the world. Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss how to make higher education work for climate change. Guests include: Sarah Johnson, Founder, Wild Rose Education Shannon O'Lear, Professor of Geography and Director of the Environmental Studies Program, Kansas University Shari L. Wilson, Founder and Teaching Ecologist at Project Central To learn more, visit … https://www.wildroseeducation.com/ https://geog.ku.edu/ https://www.projcentral.co/ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C6JPDD24 View other Climate Hour episodes at www.ClimateHour.net.

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How Climate Change is Impacting World Forest Growth

1/1/2024
CLIMATE HOUR -- We know that deforestation, commercial farming, urban sprawl and other forms of defoliation contribute to climate change. But what about the other way around. What is climate change doing to trees and other plants? Destruction of plants reduce our planet’s ability to sequestor greenhouse gases and increase global warming. But what if global warming itself is effecting world forest growth and other plants? Join host, Bob Grove, and Dr Rohan Shetti, Faculty of Environment, University of Jan Evangelista Purkyně in Ústí nad Labem, to discuss How Climate Change is Impacting World Forest Growth. To learn more, visit … https://theenvironmentalanalytics.com https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C6JPDD24 View other Climate Hour episodes at www.ClimateHour.net.

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Food Security, Polyforestry and NOAA’s Climate Dashboard

12/1/2023
CLIMATE HOUR -- For most of the world, food security – having enough to eat – is one of today’s greatest challenges. As climate change continues to disrupt today’s industrial farming systems, world leaders are reevaluating traditional regenerative farming practices which are more resistant to climate change. Practices which work with the environment instead of killing it the way today’s monocrop farming does. Agroforestry is a specialized type of regenerative agriculture that involves growing food as part of a forest ecosystem, producing more food in less space. Polyforestry is a variation of agroforestry that reflects both the many (poly) ways to grow food in a polyforest, and the polynesian people who have used this traditional farming practice for centuries. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is partnering with indigenous communities across the U.S. to merge their traditional farming wisdom with modern computer technology and produce Climate Dashboards capable of increasing food production and food security. Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss food security, polyforestry and and NOAA’s Climate Dashboard. Guests include: Tom DiLiberto, Climate Scientist, Public Affairs Specialist for NOAA Office of Communications Pua Kamaka, Coordinator, NOAA Pacific Islands Region Collaboration Team for the NOAA Regional Collaboration Network Justine Kamelamela, Project Director, Keaʻahuli ʻO Panaʻewa Maile Luʻuwai, President, Pana'ewa Farmers Association Makaʻala Rawlins, Community Outreach Coordinator, Keaʻahuli ʻO Panaʻewa To learn more, visit … https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/pilot-project-to-build-resilience-support-akamai-smart-agriculture-in-hawaii https://www.keaukahapanaewafarmersassociation.com https://www.noaa.gov/regional-collaboration-network https://www.noaa.gov/regional-collaboration-network/regions-pacific-islands https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C6JPDD24 View other Climate Hour episodes at www.ClimateHour.net.

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Ocean Warming And The Survival Of The World’s Largest Ecosystem

11/1/2023
CLIMATE HOUR -- Oceans cover 70% of our planet’s surface. Oceans absorb 90% of the heat from global warming. They absorb 30% of the carbon dioxide produced by burning fossile fuels. Oceans drive our planet’s weather and oceans feed much of the world. Ocean warming threatens the survival of the world's largest ecosystem. The importance of oceans cannot be over stressed. As go the oceans, so goes civilization. Join host, Bob Grove, and Dr Greg Asner, Director of the Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science, Arizona State University and the Founder of Asner Labs, to discuss Ocean Warming and The Survival Of The World’s Largest Ecosystem. Dr Asner is an ecologist recognized for his applied research on ecosystems and climate change. He serves on ASU’s faculty of the School of Ocean Futures and in numerous programs with NASA, the U.S. State Department, and the United Nations. He’s a recipient of multiple scientific and sustainability awards and is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. His research spans the areas of ecology, biodiversity, coral reefs, terrestrial carbon cycle, animal-habitat interactions and climate change. Dr Greg Asner is the Principal Investigator for Asner Labs. To learn more, visit … Dr Greg Asner https://globalfutures.asu.edu/gdcs/ https://asnerlab.org/ BOB GROVE https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C6JPDD24 View other Climate Hour episodes at www.ClimateHour.net.

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India’s Perspective on Climate Change

10/1/2023
CLIMATE HOUR -- India has now surpassed China as the world’s most populous nation. That’s almost one-and-a-half billion people living in an area three times smaller than the United States. To put that in perspective, a person living in the U.S. has on average 12 times more space than a person living in India. To put that in GLOBAL perspective, 17% of the entire world’s population lives in India. India's perspective on climate change plays an increasingly important role in the planet's future. India has the world’s third largest carbon footprint … after the United States and China. India produces around 2.5 billion tons of GHG annually. On a per person basis, that’s only 1/5th the average emissions of a person in China, and 1/8th the average emission of a person in the United States. But, by any metric, India is one of the top three players in creating and reversing climate change. Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss India’s Perspective on Climate Change. Guests include: Arjit Jere – nature educator, Foliage Outdoors and freelance nature writer Pournima Agharkar – environmental scientist, Secretary of the Indian Network on Ethics and Climate Change (INECC), and Sustainability Facilitator at LAYA Resource Centre, Visakhapatnam and Samuchit Enviro Tech, Pune. To learn more, visit … Arkit Jere https://academiaplus.in/2023/05/18/career-stories-chapter-20/ https://drive.google.com/drive/u/1/folders/13X6UJKyzv41gjk_8brnIjZj2eI14p5EC https://www.talaterra.com/talaterra-podcast/ep112-arjit-jere-freelance-science-journalism Pournima Agharkar https://inecc.net https://laya.org.in/ https://samuchit.com/ Bob Grove https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0C6JPDD24 View other Climate Hour episodes at www.ClimateHour.net.

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Nuclear Energy

9/1/2023
CLIMATE HOUR -- Nuclear supporters think that nuclear energy is a safe, sustainable option with zero greenhouse gas emissions, that plays an important role in fighting climate change. The anti-nuclear movement thinks that nuclear power’s radioactivity creates too many risks; and that nuclear is too expensive and too slow to deploy when compared to modern renewable energy sources, like wind and solar. Is nuclear an important tool in the transition away from fossil fuels, or is it already outperformed by renewable energy? Nuclear Energy Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss Nuclear Energy. Guests include: David Kraft, Director and Co-Founder, Nuclear Energy Information Service Brigadier General Wendell Chris King (Ret.), Dean Emeritus, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College View other Climate Hour episodes at https://ClimateHour.net.

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Engaging With Black Communities on Climate

8/1/2023
The Climate movement is predominantly white. Many climate activists raise up Climate Equity and the importance of engaging with communities of color, but...

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Climate Science and Renewable Technology

7/1/2023
Science has now demonstrated that there’s enough wind energy globally to supply the energy needs of the entire planet. Combine this with all of the renewable solar and water energy, and there’s more energy available than we can ever use. Detailed plans and grid-studies are in place for all 50 U.S. States, hundreds of cities worldwide, 145+ countries and over 400 international corporations to all transition to 100% renewable water-wind-solar energy by 2035 with an infrastructure payback of just six years. There’s nothing stopping us from solving the climate crisis today using existing technology. Join host, Bob Grove, and Dr Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Director of the Atmosphere/Energy Program at Stanford University, to discuss Climate Science and Renewable Technology. Dr Jacobson is the recipient of the American Meteorological Society Henry G. Houghton Award (2005), the American Geophysical Union Ascent Award (2013), the Global Green Policy Design Award (2013), a Cozzarelli Prize (2016), the Judi Friedman Lifetime Achievement Award (2018), and has been selected as "one of the world’s 100 most influential people in climate policy" by Apolitical in 2019 and 2022. References: No Miracles Needed, by Mark Z. Jacobson 100% Wind, Water, and Solar (WWS) All-Sector Energy Roadmaps and Grid Studies for 145 Countries, by Mark Z. Jacobson Grove’s FIELD GUIDE to Climate Change, by Bob Grove

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Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change

6/1/2023
If you’ve tuned in to the Climate Hour before, you’ve heard us explain that the burning of fossil fuels has led to an increase in greenhouse gases that have trapped the heat from the sun and increased the average of our planet’s surface temperature; that this global warming is causing the planet’s climate patterns to change, and that this climate change is leading to an increase in the frequency and severity of natural weather disasters. But we really haven’t explored the global impacts of these weather disasters. We’re talking about nations that are becoming deserts or being submerged under rising oceans. We’re talking about crop failures leading to mass starvation, the loss of drinking water, and the spread of infectious diseases … epidemics and pandemics. Join host, Bob Grove, and Brigadeer General Wendell Chris King (Ret.) to discuss the Strategic Defense Impacts of Climate Change. General King served our nation for 45 years. He retired from federal service in 2016, and was named Dean Emeritus of the Command and General Staff college. General King holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the University of Tennessee and two Masters Degrees - a MS in Civil Engineering from Tennessee Technical University and a MA in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. General King is a founding member of the Global Military Advisory Council on Climate Change (GMACCC.org)

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International Youth Climate Movement

5/1/2023
Young people across the world are forming networks to take positive action on climate change. Many act locally, but increasing numbers are coming together to form national and continental coalitions that are collectively mobilizing a generational movement. Young people know that they will bear the brunt of climate change and they’re taking to the streets, to public forums and to political office to create climate action. Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss the International Climate Youth Movement. Guests include: David Bernhardt, Climate Activist, International Relations student at the University of Erfurt in Thüringia, Germany, and Student Coordinator of Heartland’s Future bus tour Katharina Herz, English & Communications student at the University of Erfurt in Thüringia, Germany Svea Benett, Literature student at the University of Erfurt in Thüringia, Germany

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Urban Farming

4/1/2023
Food is a pretty fundamental part of life. The history of the world is often defined by its farming systems, and today’s world seems defined by expensive, un-nutritious monocrops; often genetically modified to require the very chemicals that have destroyed their nutritional value. Increasingly, people are turning to urban farming, to once again grow their own food in a effort to save money, and provide a nutritious alternative to today’s commercial food systems. Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss the growth of Urban Farming. Guests include: Mark Gawron, Cultivate KC Mike Rollen, Ophelia's Blue Vine Farm Stan Slaughter, Missouri Organic Recycling Jennifer Fink, Kansas City Community Gardens

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How To Lobby For Climate Solutions

3/1/2023
Making sustainable choices in our personal lives is our first responsibility if we want to live a healthy life and give that option to our children. But what comes next? How do we promote sustainable choices to our communities and beyond? Citizen lobbying provides ordinary people with the opportunity to make a profound difference on big issues. Whether writing letters to editors, calling your elected representatives, or meeting officials in person or on zoom, citizen Lobbying is a simple, effective way to transform the political landscape in ways that improve your life, your community and the world. Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss how to lobby our elected representatives for climate solutions. Guests include: Mark Reynolds, Executive Director, Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL) Josh Turner, Councilman, New Albany Indiana Daniela Brod, Co-Coordinator for Oregon, CCL Stephen Melton, Leader, CCL Kansas City Missouri

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The Carbon Almanac

2/1/2023
The Carbon Almanac is both a book and a global community; an easily understood source of climate knowledge and an amazing example of collective action. The book itself is a compilation of reliable information, resources, charts, graphs and illustrations on the science, impacts, and solutions to climate change contributed by 300 writers, researchers, and illustrators from 41 different countries. The collective that created the book has grown into a network of podcasts, a LinkedIn course, an online climate resource collection, an educator’s guide, free children’s editions in 20+ languages, and a network of thousands of climate “changemakers” in 90+ countries. Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss the Carbon Almanac. Guests include: Cathryn Barnard, co-director of Working the Future (London, UK) Saurabh Mithal, founder of Passionately Curious (Bangalore, India) Anna Smith, Pubic Health Professional (Iquitos, Peru)

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Sustainable Fashion

1/1/2023
The industrial sector accounts for 21% of greenhouse gas emissions, and a single industry – the fashion industry – accounts for 39% of all industrial emissions and an even larger amount of industrial pollution. Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to learn how fast fashions are devastating our environment, our workforce, and how you can make simple choices to protect the environment and your pocketbook, while staying on trend and in style. Guests include: Rianon Wallace-Demby, KU Aquatic Ecology Lab Judy Ancel, Cross Border Network Eileen Bobowski, Executive Director, The Sewing Lab Elisabeth Ingraham, Founder/Designer, Loon and Company

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Teaching Children About Climate Change

12/1/2022
How do we prepare our children to live in a world filled with extreme temperatures, life-threatening storms, and collapsing food systems? How do we provide the skills our children will need to create the next generation of built environments that can withstand new temperature and weather extremes, and new food systems that can survive a world of constant flooding and drought? Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss teaching children about climate change. Guests include: Beth Sarver, President and Vision Keeper, Kansas City Restoration School Briana Paxton, Physical Science Teacher, Kansas City International Academy Katy White, Educational Consultant Stacey Adams, Special Education Teacher, Kansas Virtual Academy and Founder of the One Thing Movement

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Plastics And Their Effect On Climate Change

11/1/2022
Plastics are made out of crude oil and natural gas, the same fossil fuels used in our homes and cars. And, because plastics can never fully disintegrate, they overflow our landfills, rivers and oceans. Plastics are now found in every step of our food chain and throughout our bodies. While climate activists focus on reducing fossil fuel usage in the power and transportation sectors, big oil is quietly redirecting billions of dollars into petrochemical plants to produce more and more plastics … drilling for the same amount of oil & gas, just redirecting these fossil fuels into plastics. Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss plastics and their effect on climate change. Guests include: Kevin O'Brien, Founder & President, Papahānaumokuākea Marine Debris Project Mike Stout, Author, Musician, Activist and composer of the hit song, "Refuse, Reuse, Reduce."

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Climate Impacts of the Inflation Reduction Act

10/1/2022
The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 is the successor to the House-passed Build Back Better Act and is the largest piece of federal climate legislation ever to be enacted in the United States. Is it climate salvation, better than nothing or a fossil fuel lifeline? Join host, Bob Grove, and guests to discuss the Inflation Reduction Act. Guests include: Winston Apple – Author and former member of the Democratic National Committee Howie Hawkins – Co-founder of the Green Party of the United States, and presidential nominee in the 2020 presidential election Tony Sirna – Vice-President of Organizational Strategy, Citizens’ Climate Lobby Todd Vachon – Director of the Labor Education Action Research Network at Rutgers University.

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Impacts of the Russo-Ukranian War on Labor’s Climate Movement

9/1/2022
Over the past few months, we’ve seen a massive realignment of global alliances and supply chains caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. How is this impacting the U.S. labor movement and how does it effect the movement’s ability to focus on climate issues? Join host, Bob Grove, and guests as they discuss Labor’s Climate Movement and the impacts of the Russo-Ukranian War. Guests include: Larry Williams Jr. – Executive Director of the Labor Network for Sustainability, Founder of UnionBase, and former Labor Coordinator for Sierra Club Mijin Cha – Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy at Occidental College, and Fellow at the Cornell Worker Institute. Todd Vachon – Director of the Labor Education Action Research Network at Rutgers University.

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