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


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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


Jane Goodall in Conversation with Jeff Horowitz and Greg Dalton

8/11/2017
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Noted conservationist Jane Goodall talks about her life’s work, the link between deforestation and climate change and why she sees reasons for hope. Jane Goodall, Founder, Jane Goodall Institute; United Nations Messenger of Peace Jeff Horowitz, Founder, Avoided Deforestation Partners This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 3, 2017.

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


Is Climate Denial Destroying Our Planet?

7/30/2017
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Climate denial has become both a psychological and a political problem. Can better communication help us expand common ground and move on to solutions? Renee Lertzman, Climate Engagement Strategist, Author and Speaker Michael Mann, Distinguished Professor of Meteorology, Penn State University Cristine Russell, Freelance Science Journalist Tom Toles, Editorial Cartoonist, The Washington Post This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on...

Duration: 00:51:31


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


Trumping the Climate: Coming in Hot

7/14/2017
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The Trump administration’s determination to revive coal mining and domestic oil drilling is causing concern that international efforts to combat climate change will crumble. How much change will the Trump administration really bring to the climate change fight? Join a conversation about energy, the mainstream news media, and markets. Guests: Gil Duran, Former Spokesman for Gov. Jerry Brown and Sen. Dianne Feinstein Amy Myers Jaffe, Executive Director, Energy and Sustainability, UC Davis...

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


Youth in the Streets and in the Courts (Update)Youth in the Streets and in the Courts (Update)Youth in the Streets and in the Courts (Update)Youth in the Streets and in the Courts (Update)

7/5/2017
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As Buffalo Springfield sang in 1967, “There’s something happening here…” But today’s youth revolution is happening far beyond the Sunset Strip. The Trump administration’s dismissal of climate change as a legitimate concern is energizing a new generation of teenage activists. Emboldened and supported by groups like Earth Guardians, Heirs to Our Oceans and the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), young people are taking their knowledge of climate science into the streets and into the...

Duration: 00:51:44


Water Whiplash

6/30/2017
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Californians are accustomed to living through wet times and dry times, but lately things are getting more extreme and much more difficult to predict. After five years of severe drought, Californians are now talking about what it means to have too much water at once. The end of the drought is a blessing, but the state may need to find $50 billion to repair dams, roads and other infrastructure threatened by floods. The damaged spillway at Oroville dam highlighted what happens when the state...

Duration: 00:51:37


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


Inheriting Climate Change

6/9/2017
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Do the baby boomers owe millennials a clean planet? Or is it every generation for itself? Consumption-crazed baby boomers are leaving their younger counterparts with a mountain of debt and a destabilized climate. Yet they still rule the roost politically. In his new book “A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America,” Gen-Xer Bruce Gibney argues that the aging baby boomers who make up most of congress are holding up progress -- and it’s time they got out of the way....

Duration: 00:51:38


How Cities can Solve the Climate Challenge

6/2/2017
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Cities around the country are reshaping their economies for a greener future. Mayors and chambers of commerce are promoting smart growth and moving toward cleaner energy, cleaner cars, and cleaner buildings, with or without support from Washington. On today’s show we discuss how local businesses and political leaders in red states and blue states are growing their economies, cutting carbon pollution, and preparing for the challenges of climate disruption in their own...

Duration: 00:51:44


Texas Surprise

5/26/2017
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The Lone Star State leads the country in wind power, thanks to legislation signed by Governor Bush; clean energy has breathed fresh air into Texas’ economy. Kip Averitt, Former Chair, Texas Clean Energy Coalition Stephanie Smith. COO, Greencastle LLC Pat Wood III, Principal, Wood3 Resources This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 25, 2017.

Duration: 00:58:55


#Resist with Annie Leonard and Shanon Coulter

5/19/2017
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What can you do if you care about putting your money to work toward a cleaner economy? Join us for a conversation on pressuring companies and personal brands. Host: Greg Dalton Guests: Shannon Coulter, Co-founder, #GrabYourWallet Annie Leonard Executive Director, Greenpeace USA This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 19, 2017.

Duration: 00:58:42


Amory Lovins: Peak Car Ownership

5/12/2017
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Will the arrival of robotic cars lead to the blissful end of traffic? Or will they instead put drivers out of work and clog our streets more than ever before? Amory Lovins, Cofounder and Chief Scientist, Rocky Mountain Institute Emily Castor, Director of Transportation Policy, Lyft Gerry Tierney, Associate Principal, Perkins + Will This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 12, 2017.

Duration: 00:58:59


The New Political Climate

5/5/2017
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Can the far right and far left come together on clean energy? Join us for a meeting of the minds between staunch members of both the Tea Party and 350.org. Debbie Dooley, President, Conservatives for Energy Freedom, Co-founder, Tea Party Movement May Boeve, Executive Director, 350.org Sheldon Whitehouse, U.S. Senator (D) Rhode Island This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on April 29, 2017.

Duration: 00:58:57

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