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Climate One at The Commonwealth Club offers a forum for candid discussion among climate scientists, policymakers, activists and concerned citizens.

Climate One at The Commonwealth Club offers a forum for candid discussion among climate scientists, policymakers, activists and concerned citizens.
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Hoopa, CA

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Climate One at The Commonwealth Club offers a forum for candid discussion among climate scientists, policymakers, activists and concerned citizens.

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@climateone

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English

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The Commonwealth Club 555 Post Street San Francisco, CA 94102 4155976728


Episodes

Changing Minds: Climate Politics and Science

12/15/2017
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Donald Trump once advocated for climate action. Now, he’s moving Barack Obama’s efforts in the opposite direction. Obama’s former science advisor, John Holdren, talks about the damage being done by today’s White House. For twenty years, Jerry Taylor ran the energy and climate programs for conservative organizations funded by the Koch brothers, before coming around on climate change. He recounts his journey, going from a climate denier to a climate mainstreamer. On this episode of Climate...

Duration: 00:52:01


Concussions, Cigarettes and Climate

12/8/2017
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What do football, tobacco and oil have in common? A common narrative of deceit. When tobacco companies faced public scrutiny about the link between cancer and smoking, the industry launched a campaign questioning the scientific evidence. Oil companies and the National Football League have used the same playbook to mislead the public. Listen to the stories of how industries endeavor to confuse. Adrienne Alford, Western States Director, Union of Concerned Scientists Steve Fainaru, Senior...

Duration: 00:51:52


High Tide on Main Street

12/1/2017
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The coast line has been basically in the same place for all of human civilization and now that’s changing in very unpredictable and unsettling ways. Oceans will rise faster than the past but no one can say how fast that will happen or what’s the best strategy for protecting trillions of dollars in waterfront real estate. Kiran Jane, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Neighborly John Englander, Author, High Tide on Main Street Will Travis, Sea Level Rise Planning...

Duration: 00:51:52


Bill Nye: Science Guy

11/24/2017
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Sifting through the Trump administration’s misleading statements on climate change can be a daunting task. That’s where scientist Bill Nye comes in. The Science Guy is on a quest to set the record straight when it comes to anti-scientific thinking and climate denial. Bill Nye, Television Host, Science Educator Jason Sussberg, Filmmaker, Bill Nye: Science Guy This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Marines' Memorial Theater in San Francisco, CA on November 6, 2017.

Duration: 00:51:14


Jeff Goodell: The Water Will Come

11/17/2017
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Rising waters represent the most visible and tangible impact of climate disruption. Protecting people and property from all that water, while simultaneously ensuring billions have enough to drink, will have unfathomable costs and alter the lives of most people living on earth. Jeff Goodell, Author, Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone Marco Kraples, Former VP, Tesla; Producer, Before the Flood Katharine Mach, Senior Research Scientist, Stanford University This program was recorded in...

Duration: 00:51:27


Oppressive Heat: Climate Change and Civil Rights

11/10/2017
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Communities of color often live closest to factories and refineries that spew toxic pollution. That’s one reason why polls show more African Americans and Latinos say climate is a serious concern than whites. Ingrid Brostrom, Assistant Director, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, Pastor Emeritus, Providence Missionary Baptist Church of Atlanta, GA Mystic, Musician, Bay Area Coordinator, Hip Hop Caucus This program was recorded in front of a live audience...

Duration: 00:51:52


A Conversation with Amy Goodman and Kenneth Kimmell

11/3/2017
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When trying to fight a campaign of disinformation, who better to be on your side than a muckraking journalist like Amy Goodman and a lawyer running the Union for Concerned Scientists, Kenneth Kimmell. Between these two, they have seen it all. They know the lengths the oil industry will go to in order to keep drilling, and they are working to share that information with as many people as possible. Amy Goodman, Host, Executive Producer, Democracy Now! Kenneth Kimmell, President, Union of...

Duration: 00:51:20


Deep Dive Into the Arctic

10/27/2017
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Climate One goes to the front line of climate change - the high Arctic - to hear from the people there how their economies, communities and culture are changing due to global warming. Nancy Karetak-Lindell, President, Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada Catherine McKenna, Canada’s Minister for Climate Change Pascal Lee, Planetary Scientist, NASA’s Mars Institute Brendan Kelly, Former White House Scientific Advisor Kuupik Kleist, Former Premier of Greenland Danko Taboroši, Director Coral...

Duration: 00:51:48


Chasing the Harvest in the Heat

10/20/2017
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Rising temperatures are making hard outdoor jobs even harder. It is the kind of heat that will ground airplanes and melt rail lines, and health experts say agricultural workers are especially vulnerable, as they are already one of the most economically disadvantaged groups. This is a conversation on how rising temperatures are changing the way our food is grown and the choices we have at the grocery store. Blanca Banuelos, Co-Director, Migrant Unit, California Rural Legal Assistance,...

Duration: 00:51:52


Elizabeth Kobert and David Roberts: Covering Catastrophe

10/13/2017
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Communicating about climate change and convincing the public that something needs to be done about it is a complicated proposition, one that reporters Elizabeth Kolbert and David Roberts face daily in their jobs of covering the looming catastrophe. Elizabeth Kolbert Journalist, The New Yorker David Roberts Staff Writer, Vox This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, CA on September 22, 2017.

Duration: 00:51:51


California's Climate Crusade

10/6/2017
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Some environmentalists said the law extending California’s cap and trade system to 2030 is a sellout to the oil industry and it shortchanges disadvantaged communities that breathe the dirtiest air. How do California’s climate moves play into national politics and policy? Will climate and energy play a meaningful role in the upcoming midterm elections? Will companies make energy policy more of a priority? We look back at how Gov. Schwarzenegger set the tone and how his past leadership...

Duration: 00:51:27


Harvey and Irma: A Hurricane’s Human Fingerprints

9/15/2017
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From Katrina and Sandy to Harvey, Irma and José - how is climate change fueling these increasingly destructive hurricanes? Greg Dalton and his guests delve into the politics, costs and human causes of the megastorms pummeling our planet. Brian Schatz, US Senator, (D-HI) Ben Santer, Climate Researcher, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory John Englander, Author, High Tide on Main Street: Rising Sea Level and the Coming Coastal Crisis (Science Bookshelf, 2012) Angela Fritz, Manager,...

Duration: 00:52:00


Yvon Chouinard

9/8/2017
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The explorer, climber, surfer and founder of sporting goods company Patagonia, Inc., has spent a lifetime welcoming adventure – and risk - of all kinds. Yvon Chouinard, Founder and Owner, Patagonia This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on October 27, 2016 front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club on July 27, 2017.

Duration: 00:51:59


Aligning Profits with the Planet

9/1/2017
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It is possible to protect profits and the planet. Despite claims that a win for the environment is a loss for the economy, corporations are finding innovative ways to have it both ways. They are quickly realizing that protecting watersheds and ecosystems can also protect their business. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club on July 27, 2017.

Duration: 00:51:52


Jane Mayer: Behind Dark Money

8/25/2017
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Who is bankrolling our political system? Jane Mayer takes us behind the scenes to expose the powerful group of individuals who are shaping our country. Jane Mayer, Staff Writer, The New Yorker and Author, Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right (Doubleday, 2016) This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Louis B. Mayer Theatre at Santa Clara University on April 4, 2017.

Duration: 00:51:52


Tesla: Impossible Until It's Not

8/18/2017
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Tesla is the most valuable car company in the US, recently surpassing even the auto giant, General Motors. But this high valuation is not due to the number of cars they make and it is certainly not due to profits which are incidentally non-existent. So what is it all about? Ashlee Vance has written the preeminent biography on the genius driving Tesla, SpaceX and Hyperloop, Elon Musk, with insights gained from his unprecedented access to the eccentric entrepreneur. Peter Henderson talks...

Duration: 00:51:52


Al Gore and An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

8/4/2017
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Former Vice President Al Gore joins Climate One to talk about his tireless fight, training an army of climate champions and influencing international climate policy. Joined by co-directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, this conversation covers the making of their new movie AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER and the solutions that it offers. This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Marines' Memorial Club on July 24, 2016.

Duration: 00:51:48


Chain Reaction: Why Two Wheels are Better than Four

7/21/2017
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Getting out of a car and onto a bike is one of the best things you can do for the climate and your personal health. Bike lanes are growing in American cities from New York City to Houston, the country’s oil and gasoline capitol. Guests: Amy Harcourt, Co-Founder/Principal, Bikes Make Life Better, Inc. Caeli Quinn, Co-founder and Executive Director, Climate Ride Brian Wiedenmeier, Executive Director, San Francisco Bicycle Coalition This program was recorded live at The Commonwealth Club...

Duration: 00:51:52


Rounding up the Facts on GMOs

7/7/2017
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Are GMOs the answer to our planet’s food shortage? Or are they jeopardizing our crops by creating a destructive cycle of Roundup resistance? Like many issues these days, it depends on who you listen to. Supporters of genetically modified organisms say that altering the DNA of corn and other crops is just another tool in the farmers’ toolbox. While, opponents maintain that modified crops are dangerous to our health. Guests: Scott Kennedy, Filmmaker, ""Food Evolution"" John Purcell, VP...

Duration: 00:51:27


Banking on Change at Standing Rock

6/16/2017
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They were an unlikely group of activists; Native American youths concerned about teen suicide sparked the movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)—a movement which ultimately spread across the country. Veterans and others joined in, traveling to the construction site and showing solidarity with activists. Protesters objected to the $3.8 billion pipeline route, which they say threatens freshwater supplies and disrespects ancestral lands. Guests: Pennie Opal Plant, Co-founder,...

Duration: 00:51:52

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