Climate Connections

By Yale Center for Environmental Communication

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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.

Episode Date
Energy efficiency is paying off in Wisconsin
01:31

Every dollar spent by a utility-funded program results in more than $5 in benefits. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 24, 2019
Game demonstrates consequences of U.N. negotiations
01:31

‘Some participants respond rather emotionally.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 23, 2019
Self-driving cars could clog streets with traffic
01:31

So we need more electric cars and more ridesharing, says expert Dan Sperling. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 22, 2019
New England wildflowers slow to catch on to climate change
01:31

They’re losing a crucial period of sunlight that occurs before trees put out their leaves. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 21, 2019
Climate change threatens hunting and fishing
01:31

Warming rivers, worsening pests, and intensifying wildfires are harming fish and game habitat. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 20, 2019
Salt marshes help protect shorelines
01:31

Don’t underestimate these wetlands. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 17, 2019
Climate change could cause L.A. blackouts
01:31

Extreme heat adds stress to the electricity grid. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 16, 2019
Desert mangroves store vast amounts of carbon
01:31

‘They are one of the most important defenses against climate change.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 15, 2019
Tools help farmers adapt to changing conditions
01:31

They can help farmers and communities in the Northeast U.S. prepare for a warmer future. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 14, 2019
Chicago groups turn schoolyards into green spaces
01:31

New gardens, sports fields, and playgrounds absorb stormwater, so they reduce urban flooding. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 13, 2019
Oregon wineries salvage rejected grapes
01:31

They created new wines sold under the ‘Oregon Solidarity’ label. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 10, 2019
Twin Oaks residents share almost everything
01:31

It’s their way of reducing consumption. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 09, 2019
LED bulbs cost more in poor areas
01:31

That’s according to research conducted in the Detroit area. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 08, 2019
Norway is rapidly adopting electric vehicles
01:31

Last year, a third of new cars sold in the country were EVs. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 07, 2019
Innovative greenhouse stores heat underground
01:31

It enables Threefold Farm in Pennsylvania to harvest figs well into December. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 06, 2019
A.I. could track climate impacts
01:31

Algorithms can be used to monitor forest cover, water levels, and the distribution of animals. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 03, 2019
Why wildfires can lead to mudflows
01:31

Scorched ground and heavy rain make a dangerous combination. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 02, 2019
Energy efficiency could help world meet Paris goals
01:31

‘It’s a massive part of the solution.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

May 01, 2019
Rain plagues Pennsylvania farms
01:31

Too much rain washes away plantings, erodes soil, and promotes disease. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 30, 2019
Stone Age village could be lost
01:31

Storms and rising seas threaten 5,000-year-old archaeological sites. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 29, 2019
Why don’t more people buy sustainable products?
01:31

Making the eco-friendly choice can feel like a sacrifice. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 26, 2019
Future tropical forests may hold fewer big trees
01:31

If intense storms grow more common, trees could be killed before reaching full size. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 25, 2019
Leah Penniman reclaims a farming legacy
01:31

Many climate-friendly farming techniques were originally developed by people of color. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 24, 2019
Greensboro, N.C., invests in electric buses
01:31

‘We think it’s the future of the industry.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 23, 2019
Map shows your city’s hotter future
01:31

It reveals how climate change could transform your home. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 22, 2019
U.S. cities pledge to switch to renewables
01:31

It’s a response to citizen pressure. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 19, 2019
High-school students prepare for wind jobs
01:31

It’s an emerging industry. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 18, 2019
Could nuclear fusion solve our energy problems?
01:31

The technology would create abundant clean electricity, but deployment is still decades away. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 17, 2019
Climate change makes air pollution worse
01:31

Bad news for those of us who need to breathe. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 16, 2019
Advocate: Climate policy must also address inequality
01:31

‘Doing both is not a luxury. It's a necessity.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 15, 2019
Company wants to help Americans eat bugs
01:31

Their cricket-powder chips come in Sriracha, cheddar, and barbecue flavors. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 12, 2019
Bison ranch puts carbon into the soil
01:31

It starts with protecting the grass. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 11, 2019
Union leader: Every industry will need to change
01:31

So governments and businesses must make plans to protect vulnerable workers, she argues. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 10, 2019
How an island doubled its solar capacity
01:31

‘We can make a difference at the local level.’ Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 09, 2019
Solar keeps lights on at Zimbabwe clinics
01:31

Reliable electricity ensures safe storage of medicines and vaccines. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 08, 2019
‘Telenovela’ plays teach about the environment
01:31

Star-crossed love, betrayal … and climate change? Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 05, 2019
Armadillos are moving north
01:31

Another sign that the climate is changing. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 04, 2019
GOP mayor turns city into pedestrian paradise
01:31

The walkable downtown boasts green space, wide sidewalks, and bike paths. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 03, 2019
Researcher: Tackling climate will help protect economy
01:31

When extreme weather strikes, it costs big bucks. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 02, 2019
Tennessee family dramatically cuts carbon emissions
01:31

Before making changes, they actually were polluting more than average Americans. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Apr 01, 2019
City slashes carbon emissions in one vote
01:31

The sweeping move makes clean energy the default. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 29, 2019
Australian attempts 100 marathons in 100 days
01:31

She ran in places around the world that face water shortages. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 28, 2019
California could see intense rains in the future
01:31

That’s good for the freshwater supply, but it’s a double-edged sword. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 27, 2019
Researcher suggests limiting fossil fuel production
01:31

Coal, oil, and gas companies are still exploring for new reserves. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 26, 2019
A pro-life Republican’s journey to energy advocacy
01:31

She had a life-changing conversation with her doctor. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 25, 2019
Microgrid system saves tribe $200,000 a year
01:31

The Blue Lake Rancheria’s solar-powered system makes the California tribe more self-sufficient. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 22, 2019
Indiana, spring break destination of the future?
01:31

The state’s tourist attractions may need to rebrand as temperatures rise. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 21, 2019
Poor? You probably pay more for electricity
01:31

Some low-income Atlanta residents spend more than 11 percent of their incomes on utilities. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 20, 2019
Farmers plant trees alongside crops
01:31

Known as agroforestry, the practice offers several advantages. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 19, 2019
Tiny solar cells harvest indoor light
01:31

They could be used in agriculture, health care, and building maintenance. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 18, 2019
TV journalist spreads the word about climate change
01:31

Telemundo’s Vanessa Hauc wants climate information to reach those who need it most. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 15, 2019
A startup is farming corals
01:31

The farmed corals will be sold to tourist destinations where reefs are ailing. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 14, 2019
How ambitious cities are cutting carbon pollution
01:31

A recent report highlights the most effective strategies. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 13, 2019
Researcher: Indigenous people are best forest stewards
01:31

One study found that granting forest property rights to indigenous inhabitants significantly reduced logging. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 12, 2019
Man advocates removing carbon from the air
01:31

Finding a way to do it at scale is a huge technological challenge. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 11, 2019
Oxfam director: Climate change is harming women
01:31

But she says women are also working together to adapt. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 08, 2019
Architects pledge to design carbon-neutral buildings
01:31

Right now, buildings account for almost 40 percent of U.S. energy consumption. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 07, 2019
U.S. businesses work toward Paris goals
01:31

“The U.S. may not be in the Paris accord, but we still are.”  Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 06, 2019
Coffee roaster helps farmers adapt
01:31

Farmers are using options that work best in their own areas. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 05, 2019
Forest Service works with tribes to manage fire
01:31

More than a century after it instituted a zero-tolerance approach on controlled burns, the Forest Service is rethinking its policies. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 04, 2019
Hmong farmers face new challenges
01:31

Farmers in Minnesota are dealing with more downpours, disease, and pests. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Mar 01, 2019
Intergenerational conversation: an antidote to climate despair
01:31

An organization brought young and old people together, with surprising results. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 28, 2019
What is the EPA endangerment finding?
01:31

This scientific review is the basis for standards that protect the climate. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 27, 2019
Company converts carbon dioxide into building material
01:31

A new terminal at the San Francisco airport was built using concrete from this process. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 26, 2019
Hybrid facility captures sun and wind energy
01:31

That means it can reliably produce renewable electricity year-round. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 25, 2019
Climate Music Project turns data into concerts
01:31

They’re translating climate information into a more universal language. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 22, 2019
Retired doctor fights climate change
01:31

He’s still trying to help people stay healthy. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 21, 2019
Realtor worries about rising seas — and costs
01:31

“Obtaining flood insurance … becomes cost-prohibitive.” Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 20, 2019
Schools are key to reshaping food economy
01:31

A nonprofit helps large institutions — including public schools — change their purchasing habits. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 19, 2019
Climate change could screw up homicide probes
01:31

Specifically, how time of death is sometimes determined. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 18, 2019
Orlando gives away composting kits
01:31

The goal is to keep food waste out of the landfill. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 15, 2019
Ice loss threatens indigenous way of life
01:31

“Climate change is happening now and it is changing lives.” Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 14, 2019
UN Foundation CEO: Climate is a feminist issue
01:31

“We just can’t ignore the fact that this is not gender-neutral.” Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 13, 2019
VR app helps you ‘visit’ ancient cliff dwellings
01:31

The app educates users on how climate change is endangering the park. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 12, 2019
In ‘Buddhist Economics,’ sustainability trumps GDP
01:31

Economics professor Clair Brown says the approach can work for anyone who cares about people and the Earth. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 11, 2019
Edmonton Declaration asks cities to lead
01:31

Don Iveson, mayor of Edmonton, Canada, says cities are bearing the costs of climate change. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 08, 2019
Maker of Tabasco sauce preps for floods
01:31

The company has already constructed a 20-foot levee around its factory in coastal Louisiana. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 07, 2019
Saltwater invades rice fields, damages crops
01:31

Rice is a staple for more than half of the world’s population. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 06, 2019
Richmond teens design shade projects
01:31

Last year, they planted peach trees. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 05, 2019
How an evangelical group engages skeptics
01:31

He says we all agree that we’re to care for creation. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 04, 2019
Tech incubator links clean energy to capital
01:31

Founder Emily Kirsch launched Oakland-based Powerhouse while still in her 20s. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Feb 01, 2019
States work toward Paris goals
01:31

They want to keep the U.S. moving forward on climate commitments. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 31, 2019
Clean cookstoves help vulnerable women
01:31

They also offer benefits to the climate. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 30, 2019
Reagan-loving Republican worries about the climate
01:31

He says there are fiscally conservative solutions. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 29, 2019
Why an activist became an investment manager
01:31

He decided to work for a healthier climate in a different way. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 28, 2019
Atlanta airport prepares for more storms, droughts
01:31

Changes at the airport could help protect communities downstream. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 25, 2019
Controlled burns could reduce severe wildfires
01:31

Carefully managed fires burn up some of the fuel. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 24, 2019
Ohio hospitals embrace energy efficiency
01:31

They can put the money they save into caring for patients. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 23, 2019
App shows future sea-level rise
01:31

“What we’re trying to do is create the real, visceral experience.” Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 22, 2019
L.A. community fights freeway expansion
01:31

“It’s a people’s victory.” Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 21, 2019
Little Haiti sits on prime high ground
01:31

As seas rise, wealthy people and developers are moving in. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 18, 2019
Kaiser Permanente is worried about the climate
01:31

“We see increased cases of asthma, other respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease.” Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 17, 2019
Mangroves help protect us from climate impacts
01:31

But they’re in danger. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 16, 2019
Young farmers face new climate challenges
01:31

Extreme weather is increasing the financial risks of farming. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 15, 2019
Improving climate education in Mississippi
01:31

Dominika Parry developed a new curriculum for middle-school students. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 14, 2019
Orlando offers free trees to all
01:31

A tree sapling is delivered right to the door. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 11, 2019
Bank won’t lend to fossil fuel projects
01:31

The bank is also increasing financing for renewables and energy efficiency. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 10, 2019
Gina McCarthy says climate change hurts kids
01:31

“We care about our kids way more than we care about polar bears.” Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 09, 2019
New book: Nuclear worth another look
01:31

The authors say coal is a bigger threat. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 08, 2019
Georgia farmer abandons his father’s methods
01:31

He took a big risk. Learn more at http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org.

Jan 07, 2019