Climate Connections

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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

Episodes

Fort Collins, Colorado, was forced to adjust its water treatment system to cope with polluted water. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

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 https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

If properly designed, the land used for solar arrays can reduce erosion and pollution run-off. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Healdsburg residents used treated wastewater for trees and bushes around their homes. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

But landowners can help protect forests by using good management practices. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

It assists developers in avoiding sensitive ecosystems, like habitat for the gopher tortoise. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Many people around the world cook over open fires or simple stoves that produce dangerous indoor pollution. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

The Department of Energy predicts that more than 8% of U.S. electricity generation could come from geothermal by 2050. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Lithium, cobalt, and nickel are used in the production of most EV batteries.  Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Some migratory ducks are finding suitable winter habitat farther north than in the past. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

A new solar panel factory in Dalton, Georgia, is helping to diversify the local economy. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

The sometimes fatal disease is caused by exposure to a fungus that thrives in hot, dry conditions. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Invasive reptiles and amphibians are already preying on Florida’s native wildlife. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

‘If your house is on fire, why would you stand with the arsonists?’ Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

The Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington is using one of its properties to generate clean energy. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

The 100-megawatt battery facility will store enough energy to power up to 100,000 homes for four hours. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

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

“Bean & Widge Go to the Park” uses kid-friendly humor to introduce sustainability concepts. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

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 https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

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

Houses of worship can get energy audits, funding for energy efficiency projects, and support in pursuing solar power. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Energy Outreach Colorado helps people make efficiency improvements and get connected to solar power. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

From wildfires to stronger hurricanes, the consequences of climate change are already on young people’s minds. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Droughts and severe downpours are making farming more difficult than in the past. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

The Hip Hop for Climate Justice program helps youth express their feelings about the problem. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

He’s made it much more efficient and added a solar array to the roof. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Residents may see up to a 35% discount on flood insurance in Monroe County, home to Key West. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Young adults are major drivers of growth in the sustainable investment market. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

Scientists conducted experiments at a bog in northern Minnesota. Learn more at https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/

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

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