Climate Connections


How is global warming shaping our lives? And what can we do about it? We connect the dots, from fossil fuels to extreme weather, clean energy to public health, and more. Join Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz of Yale University for a daily 90-second podcast about climate change, where we confront reality and share inspiring stories of hope.

Yale Center for Environmental Communication

30 Episodes


Fort Collins, Colorado, was forced to adjust its water treatment system to cope with polluted water. Learn more at

The oceans have absorbed about a third of the carbon pollution that people have added to the atmosphere, which has made them more acidic. Learn more at

If properly designed, the land used for solar arrays can reduce erosion and pollution run-off. Learn more at

Healdsburg residents used treated wastewater for trees and bushes around their homes. Learn more at

But landowners can help protect forests by using good management practices. Learn more at

It assists developers in avoiding sensitive ecosystems, like habitat for the gopher tortoise. Learn more at

Many people around the world cook over open fires or simple stoves that produce dangerous indoor pollution. Learn more at

The Department of Energy predicts that more than 8% of U.S. electricity generation could come from geothermal by 2050. Learn more at

Lithium, cobalt, and nickel are used in the production of most EV batteries.  Learn more at

Some migratory ducks are finding suitable winter habitat farther north than in the past. Learn more at

A new solar panel factory in Dalton, Georgia, is helping to diversify the local economy. Learn more at

The sometimes fatal disease is caused by exposure to a fungus that thrives in hot, dry conditions. Learn more at

Invasive reptiles and amphibians are already preying on Florida’s native wildlife. Learn more at

‘If your house is on fire, why would you stand with the arsonists?’ Learn more at

The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington is using one of its properties to generate clean energy. Learn more at

The 100-megawatt battery facility will store enough energy to power up to 100,000 homes for four hours. Learn more at

Data gathered from sound recordings can help solar developers avoid building on sites used by migratory birds and threatened species. Learn more at

“Bean & Widge Go to the Park” uses kid-friendly humor to introduce sustainability concepts. Learn more at

Running a commercial leaf blower for one hour can emit as much smog-forming pollution as driving a car 1,000 miles. Learn more at

About 200,000 people have made a climate pledge through the ‘Count Us In’ campaign since its launch in 2020. Learn more at

Houses of worship can get energy audits, funding for energy efficiency projects, and support in pursuing solar power. Learn more at

Energy Outreach Colorado helps people make efficiency improvements and get connected to solar power. Learn more at

From wildfires to stronger hurricanes, the consequences of climate change are already on young people’s minds. Learn more at

Droughts and severe downpours are making farming more difficult than in the past. Learn more at

The Hip Hop for Climate Justice program helps youth express their feelings about the problem. Learn more at

He’s made it much more efficient and added a solar array to the roof. Learn more at

Residents may see up to a 35% discount on flood insurance in Monroe County, home to Key West. Learn more at

Young adults are major drivers of growth in the sustainable investment market. Learn more at

Scientists conducted experiments at a bog in northern Minnesota. Learn more at

To help the city cope with heavier downpours, residents are pushing for upgrades to storm drainage and sewer systems. Learn more at

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