Climate Change & Global Warming

Climate Change & Global WarmingOnline audio programs, including presentations, panel discussions, documentary and online interviews, talk radio guest appearances, broadcast radio news and feature stories, green performances, and radio documentaries with a broad focus on climate disruption. Programs focus on the many problems climate disruption will create, on alternative strategies and methods to prevent or reduce these problems, and even on opportunities for those individuals and businesses with the foresight to engage the issue creatively and proactively.

Specific topics include climate chaos, extreme weather, severe storms, flooding, drought, heat waves, wildfires, rising sea levels, heat-induced illness and death, loss of Arctic sea ice, a warming Arctic, climate change caused insurance and financial losses, the war on science, carbon emission reductions, cap-and-trade programs, state programs to limit greenhouse gases, California’s global warming law, lessons in persuasion, language intelligence, implications for business and society, climate capitalism, and market opportunity.

Climate Denial, Education and Politics. Panel discussion including Joe Romm. There is a war being waged on science by government opponents and special interests, designed to fuel skepticism and discredit their work in the eyes of the public.  Several scientists and analysts discuss their experience of this war. Listen Here >>

Language Intelligence: Lessons on Persuasion. Interview with Joe Romm. Discussion of Romm’s latest book, Language Intelligence: Lessons on Persuasion from Jesus, Shakespeare, Lincoln and Lady Gaga. Romm also weighs on extreme heat, fires and drought as well as the political and media lack of discussion on climate and energy issues. Listen Here >>

Climate Change, Connecting the Dots. Interview with Joe Romm. Tornadoes, flooding, and fires. With the death tolls rising from more record-breaking weather events, one can't help but wonder if Americans watching CNN, listening to the radio and reading the news are indeed, finally, connecting the dots between what climate scientists had predicted in terms of more destructive storm events, and what we are now witnessing. Listen Here >>

Smell The Blizzasters. Interview with Joe Romm. As yet another record-breaking 'blizzaster' grips the east coast and beyond, the discussion focuses on what it will take to get America to notice that Ma Nature is trying to tell us something: It's later than we think! The winds are howling, snow piling up, travel at a standstill and Australia is also in the midst of a record setting category 5 storm with winds up 200 mph. Listen Here >>

Why the American Allergy to Global Warming? Interview with Joe Romm. Discussion of America's "allergic reaction" to climate change, Solyndra's non-scandal, and Stephen Colbert’s hilarious take on global warming reality! Listen Here >>

Researchers Observe Climate Change, First-Hand. NPR Talk of the Nation program including George Divoky. As the climate changes, scientists are documenting measurable shifts in the natural world – from a tremendous loss in Arctic sea ice and an increase in extreme weather like drought, floods and heatwaves, to the migration of plants and animals to new latitudes. Listen Here >>

Advocating Carbon Trading Market. Radio feature with Terry Tamminen. Explains his work in the California government to promote renewable energy and implement a cap and trade program for carbon emission reductions. Listen Here >>

Lives Per Gallon. Interview with Terry Tamminen. Discusses the health, environmental, and national security costs hidden in every barrel of oil, how to hold oil and auto companies accountable and force industry reform, a blueprint for developing alternative energy sources based on California’s real-world experiences, and California’s landmark global warming law. Listen Here >>

Living On Earth: States Crack Down on CO2. Interview with Terry Tamminen. Discusses state programs to limit greenhouse gases. States representing more than a quarter of the country’s economic activity aren’t waiting for Washington. Instead, they have already begun implementing mandatory cap-and-trade programs on carbon dioxide, the main global warming gas. Listen Here >>

KBRW Divoky-Frey Interview. Discussion with George Divoky and Darcey Frey. Bird scientist George Divoky and Darcey Frey, a freelance writer for the New York Times who is working on a book about Divoky, discuss George’s work with birds around a warming Barrow, Alaska. Listen Here >>

NPR’s All Things Considered: Insurers Try To Calculate Risks Of Climate Change (Start 3:30). Interview with Evan Mills. Before Hurricane Katrina came along, U.S. insurers didn't consider climate change when they assessed the risk of events like floods. Now they're factoring in a changing world, and it's costing consumers in places like New Orleans. Listen Here >>

Climate Change and the Insurance Industry. Interview with Evan Mills and Rachel Harold. Has the insurance industry woken up to the role of climate change in making severe storms worse? What will be the effects of climate chaos on insurance companies, and ultimately on customers? Listen Here >>

Earthwatch: Future Financial Climate. Online program featuring Evan Mills. Changes in the Earth's climate could have an enormous impact on financial markets. Global warming might make some natural disasters like storms and heat waves more common, and the insurance industry might have to pay for a lot of the damage. The cost of paying the claims could reverberate through the world of finance. Listen Here >>

Earthwatch: Insurance In A Warmer World. Online program featuring Evan Mills. Insurance coverage might get more expensive or harder to find as the world grows warmer. Changes in the Earth's climate could raise the risk of floods, wildfires and other natural events, and experts say that will seriously affect the insurance industry. Listen Here >>

Earthwatch: Headlines And Bottom Lines. Online program featuring Evan Mills. The insurance industry has a lot of small reasons to pay attention to global warming. The insurance industry is concerned with climate conditions that might change slowly but eventually become impossible to ignore. The slow rising of sea levels offers a good example. Listen Here >>

Outdoor Workers Suffer As Temperatures Rise. Interview with Elizabeth Grossman. Discussion of the federal standards that are needed in order to address heat-induced illness and death at U.S. job sites. Listen Here >>

Capitalism in an Era of Climate Change. Panel discussion including L. Hunter Lovins. Innovative companies are looking beyond the costs of climate change and toward business strategies that capitalize on new opportunities, innovate and spur economic growth. Lovins argues that moving aggressively to solve global warming, peak oil and weaknesses in our energy infrastructure will give us a stronger economy and higher quality of life. Listen Here >>

L. Hunter Lovins & Boyd Cohen on A Better World Radio. Interview with L. Hunter Lovins and Boyd Cohen. The co-authors of Climate Capitalism: Capitalism in the Age of Climate Change discuss their book and its implications for business and society. Listen Here >>

Science Friday: Feeding A Hotter, More Crowded Planet. Ira Flatow leads discussion with Lester Brown, Gawain Kripke, and Gerald Nelson. Nearly a billion people worldwide don't have reliable access to food, according to United Nations estimates, and some experts worry climate change will drive that number even higher. Flatow and guests discuss the challenge of keeping food supplies secure in the face of a changing climate. What are the problems? Where can we look for solutions? How can farmers adapt in coming generations. Listen Here >>

Voice of America: Extreme Weather Intensifies International Food Crisis. Interview with Lester Brown. Climate change could break Africa’s agricultural backbone. Brown explains: “The earth’s climate system is now changing. And with each passing year, the climate system and the agricultural system are more and more out of sync with each other…making it more difficult for farmers to expand production fast enough to keep up with (world) demand (for food).” Listen Here >>

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