Program: Specials and Documentaries
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Climate One Radio’s National Magazine, is a thriving leadership dialogue on energy, the environment and the economy. Episodes are comprised of three segments centering on a single theme. In each segment Greg Dalton hosts a conversation with leaders from business, government, academia and advocacy groups to advance the discussion about a clean energy future.
May 7 – Surviving a Megadrought
After last winter’s rains, Californians breathed a collective sigh of relief. But short-term weather is not the same as long-term climate. And state water watchers understand that this rainfall did not break the worst drought in over a thousand years. With the effects of climate change being felt around the country – droughts in some areas and flooding in others – the nation is looking to California as a model for how to handle a new normal. Today we’ll dig into the water woes of this bellwether state. How is California planning for a hotter, drier climate in the cities and down on the farm?
May 14 – Climate Change on your kitchen table
Climate change is as much about what we eat as what we drive or where we live. Rising heat is hitting chocolate, wine, beer, bread and other foods we love, while our appetites for meat, fish, and dairy are responsible for a host of unsustainable farming practices. So what’s a climate-conscious eater to do? On today’s program we’ll look at how climate change affects us at the kitchen table. We’ll ask whether all those craft beers, fair-trade coffees, and single-batch chocolates are part of the solution, or whether going vegan is the key to a climate-friendly diet.
May 21 – The future of Oil and Nuclear Power
In 2006, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger launched California’s attack on climate change by signing a pioneering law to reduce carbon pollution across the state’s economy. More recently, California’s energy utility announced plans to close the state’s last remaining nuclear power plant. But will such a move reduce or increase carbon pollution? On today’s program we explore the future of oil and nuclear power through the lens of California’s fight against climate disruption.
May 28 – Republican Renegades on Climate
The Trump administration has moved quickly to reverse some of the previous administration’s energy and climate policies. But not all Republicans are on the same page when it comes to climate. Those on the so-called eco-right say action is needed to promote clean energy and prevent climate disruption. On today’s program we hear how Republican renegades find climate solutions in conservative principles, and what we can do when climate denial isn’t just present in the halls of government, but actually controls the levers of power.