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


Early reporting helps agencies like the U.S. Forest Service to control their spread. Learn more at

Cranberry farmers in Massachusetts are working to adapt to shorter winters and erratic rainfall. Learn more at

Native marsh grasses, rocks, and oysters will help shore up a badly eroded stretch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Virginia. Learn more at

Sea-level rise is making their nests more vulnerable to flooding and storm surge. Learn more at

Climate scientist Heather Price has a few suggestions. Learn more at

The terrorist group Boko Haram has taken advantage of drought-related crop failures in Nigeria. Learn more at

Electricity production from solar farms falls during winter, but here’s one way utilities could better meet customer demand on cold, dark days. Learn more at

Build San Antonio Green is offering a new certification for buildings that better withstand heat waves, high winds, floods and power outages. Learn more at

The shipping industry is considering an old solution to a modern problem. Learn more at

Conservationists worry that a proposed mine could result in damage to the carbon-rich peat soils in the swamp on the Georgia-Florida border. Learn more at

Equitable Solar Solutions is repurposing used panels to help low-income people access cheap electricity. Learn more at

After Hurricane Ida, solar panels and a battery storage system at the Saint Peter apartments provided electricity for part of the day.  Learn more at

Federal ditch-digging projects drained salt marshes, which absorb water and buffer coastal communities from waves. Learn more at

Women account for less than a third of jobs in the solar industry. Learn more at

Bad news for people with allergies. Learn more at

Warmer winters are making it more difficult to grow the state’s traditional peaches and blueberries. Learn more at

The big, tasty fish is a favorite among anglers. Learn more at

Program participants receive a year of renters’ insurance and a backpack of supplies. Learn more at

Hundreds of people died during the event. Learn more at

A utility seized more than 1,000 street lights in Highland Park 10 years ago as part of a debt settlement with the city. Learn more at

In 2020, ‘pumpkin smash’ events across Illinois and beyond kept more than 150 tons of pumpkins out of landfills. Learn more at

They churn up soil with their snouts, releasing stored carbon to the atmosphere. Learn more at

Tight insulation, active and passive solar systems, and a wood stove help keep the home in Bear Creek Valley fossil-fuel free. Learn more at

Climate First Bank in St. Petersburg, Florida, offers loans for solar installations, energy-efficient retrofits, green building projects, and the like. Learn more at

The farm encourages community leaders, students and elected officials to visit and learn. Learn more at

People in low-income, minority communities face disproportionate risks from pollution and weather disasters. Learn more at

The state expects all but one of its coal plants to close within the decade. Learn more at

It’s starting with a 10-home pilot project in Caguas. Learn more at

They complete activities such as building solar ovens out of pizza boxes. Learn more at

The Justice40 Accelerator will provide fundraising support and training to grassroots groups. Learn more at

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