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


The Ohio Climate Justice Fund wants to ensure that the voices of Black, Indigenous, and people of color are heard. Learn more at

The program is installing solar on 24 properties in North Minneapolis, a primarily low-income, Black community. Learn more at

Electric vehicles have fewer parts to service, so they’re generally less expensive to repair and maintain than conventional cars. Learn more at

She assisted people in her native Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Learn more at

It was inspired by the nuclear non-proliferation treaty negotiated in the 1960s. Learn more at

The album’s lyrical images of floods and storms explore broader themes of fear and helplessness. Learn more at

Medical students successfully pushed for the change. Learn more at

Casa Milagro, which supports people who have experienced homelessness and mental illness, will soon be powered by a 23-kilowatt solar array. Learn more at

Climate change could bring more frequent droughts. Learn more at

Charles Brown, CEO of Equitable Cities, wants to make clean, two-wheeled transportation available to everyone. Learn more at

Here’s how we know that. Learn more at

Farmers in hot, dry climates might be able to produce food and electricity on the same plot of land. Learn more at

The people who may need the most help after a disaster are less likely to get it, a recent study found. Learn more at

Nearly 600,000 people in L.A. County live within a quarter mile of an active oil or gas well. Learn more at

She says the Jewish New Year offers an opportunity for renewal and change. Learn more at

They’re more at risk because their bodies are still developing and they’re often more physically active than adults. Learn more at

The L.A. Moran Reforestation Center distributes hundreds of thousands of seedlings each year. Learn more at

Craig Santos Perez was inspired to go beyond classic poetry themes such as love and death. Learn more at

Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered a ban on new gas-powered cars by 2035. Learn more at

But a local advocate says the industry must work with the community and unions to ensure those jobs are high-quality. Learn more at

Trameka Rankins’ house took on water in Hurricane Delta and during a more recent bout of torrential rain. Learn more at

In May 2021, Exxon shareholders ousted three board members in an effort to push the company toward clean energy.  Learn more at

Valholly Frank is part of a group of young people suing the state of Florida to force it to take action on climate change. Learn more at

Air pollution from burning natural gas, oil, and other fuels continues to harm health even as coal use has dropped. Learn more at

The species was once commonly grown in West Africa. Learn more at

The app connects users with unsold food from restaurants, grocery stores, and bakeries. Learn more at

About 20% of California’s energy consumption is associated with water. Learn more at

Diesel exhaust from truck traffic around shipping warehouses is polluting local communities. Learn more at

Nine in 10 OkCupid users want to date someone who cares about the environment, says a company spokesperson. Learn more at

The town is aiming to become carbon-neutral by 2040. Learn more at

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